RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough is reporting that it has eclipsed the 100 mark, with 102 total COVID-19 cases reported since the pandemic began.
Mayor Zachary Bray said there are no additional fatalities.
The five new cases reported overnight, Bray said, were all individuals ages 75 and up.
"It's really speaking to the population who is most at risk of contracting this virus," he said on the town's Facebook page. "Due to HIPA laws, we are not given more specific information, but it is possible that these individuals were all tested together at Rivers Edge."
Bray said residents should also remember that a lot of the 102 people who tested positive for the virus have recovered and are healthy now.
In addition, Bray said, he understands that with the nice weather, there is a great deal of desire to return to a sense of normalcy.
"I am diligently working with other mayors to push for the safe opening of our Main Street businesses, while maintaining social distancing practices," he said. "Please do your part. Spend time with family and friends, spaced out, outdoors, but be safe, keep those who are older or at risk in your minds and hearts as we start to slowly open things back up."
As of Tuesday morning, Bridgewater Township was reporting a total of 450 cases, no new confirmed cases since Sunday, when the township reported one new case.
The township is reporting a total of 62 fatalities.
Somerset County as a whole is reporting 3,936 cases as of Tuesday morning, and 401 total fatalities.