SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported an increase of 167 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 13,708 with 612 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

Franklin has a total of 3,554 COVID-19 cases and 182 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

There are 612 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 Jan. 12.

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The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 182 Franklin Township residents; 83 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 90 in Bridgewater; 46 in Bernards Township; 41 in North Plainfield; 33 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 15 in Raritan; 20 in Bound Brook; 18 in Warren; 15 in Manville; 10 in Somerville; 15 in Montgomery; 7 in Branchburg; 5 in Bedminster; 3 in Bernardsville; 4 in South Bound Brook; 3 in Peapack-Gladstone and 1 in Rocky Hill.

No COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Far Hills.

Here is the breakdown of confirmed cases by town: Bedminster, 208, Bernardsville Borough, 320; Bernards Township, 834; Bound Brook, 777; Branchburg, 426, Bridgewater, 1,501; Far Hills, 18; Franklin, 3,554; Green Brook, 306; Hillsborough/Millstone, 1,368 Manville, 559; Montgomery, 557; North Plainfield, 1,110; Peapack-Gladstone, 132; Raritan, 380; Rocky Hill, 19; Somerville, 592; South Bound Brook, 276; Warren, 508; Watchung, 243.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Tuesday reported a total of 537,115 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 309 days ago, an increase of 4.156 overnight. The death toll in New Jersey is 17,873. There have been 8,411,772 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is 91,464,282 including 1,956,727 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Tuesday morning, with 23.152.069 cases in the United States and 385,464 deaths.

COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College will continue on Wednesdays during the month of January, Jan. 13, 20 and 27.

Residents must have an appointment and a valid form of identification to be tested. Appointments can be scheduled online at  A physician’s prescription is not required.

Testing is free of charge and open to Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older. Residents who do not have computer access, or who would like to schedule an appointment for children age five to 18 years old, can call the COVID-19 testing information line at 908-203-6014, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., not including county holidays.

Click on the following link for other COVID-19 test sites: