SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported an increase of 125 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 14,674 with 621 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

Franklin has a total of 3,780 COVID-19 cases, an overnight increase of 34 and 183 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

There are 621 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. 20.

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TAP here for Somerset County COVID-19 related information.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 183 Franklin Township residents; 83 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 91 in Bridgewater; 47 in Bernards Township; 46 in North Plainfield; 33 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 18 in Raritan; 20 in Bound Brook; 18 in Warren; 17 in Manville; 11 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, 243, Bernardsville Borough, 353; Bernards Township, 913; Bound Brook, 829; Branchburg, 463, Bridgewater, 1,626; Far Hills, 20; Franklin, 3,780; Green Brook, 318; Hillsborough/Millstone, 1,469; Manville, 605; Montgomery, 597; North Plainfield, 1,174; Peapack-Gladstone, 142; Raritan, 400; Rocky Hill, 19; Somerville, 636; South Bound Brook, 284; Warren, 550; Watchung, 253.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 576,720 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 316 days ago, an increase of 4,414 overnight. The death toll in New Jersey is 18,543, an increase of 122 overnight. There have been 8,887,397 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is 97,009,533 including 2,075,006 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Wednesday morning, with 24,864,954 cases in the United States and 412,693 deaths.

Residents 65 years and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccination shots at Somerset County's drive-in clinic at Raritan Valley Community College.

Currently, the site at Raritan Valley Community College will be open up to three times per week depending on vaccine supply. The Somerset County Department of Health is currently identifying locations and private partners for future clinics. 

The SCDH will announce new sites at<> and on its Facebook page at with a link to the registration site. Registration is required.

Franklin Township is offering free COVID-19/Antibody testing and Flu Shots. Registration times from 11 am-7 pm on 1/24 at the Franklin Middle School. TAP here for details. 

COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College will continue on Wednesday Jan. 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: