SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported an increase of 119 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 9,007 with 537 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8. 

The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 350,999 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 271 days ago, an increase of 4,793 overnight. There was an increase of 64 deaths, bringing the state total to 15,373. There have been 6,176.836 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

Franklin has a total of 2,397 COVID-19 cases and an increase of 22 overnight, and 165 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

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There are 537 COVID-19 related deaths in Somerset County. One person aged 18-29, 15 people aged 30-49, 55 people aged 50-64, 161 people aged 65-79, and 262 people over the age of 80 have died, according to statistics proved by the SCDOH as of Nov. 30.

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The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 165 Franklin Township residents; 81 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 75 in Bridgewater; 42 in Bernards Township; 39 in North Plainfield; 33 in Green Brook; 16 in Watchung; 14 in Raritan; 16 in Bound Brook; 16 in Warren; 11 in Manville; 7 in Somerville; 6 in Montgomery; 5 in Branchburg; 4 in Bedminster; 3 in Bernardsville; 3 in South Bound Brook and one in Peapack-Gladstone.

No COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Far Hills, Millstone or Rocky Hill.

Here is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases by town: Bedminster, 123, Bernardsville Borough, 191; Bernards Township, 534; Bound Brook, 572; Branchburg, 249, Bridgewater, 970;  Far Hills, 10; Franklin, 2,397; Green Brook, 223; Hillsborough/Millstone, 888; Manville, 351; Montgomery, 345; North Plainfield, 782; Peapack-Gladstone, 88; Raritan, 271; Rocky Hill, 8; Somerville, 340; South Bound Brook, 185; Warren, 312; Watchung, 163.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 65,198,478 including 1,505,977 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Thursday morning, with 14,363,909 cases in the United States and 280,581 deaths.

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