SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 4,577 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 22 cases overnight, with 476 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March.

Franklin has a total of 1,375 COVID-19 cases an increase of six overnight, and 136 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

Free COVID-19 and antibody testing will be available to the public next week. No one will be turned away, a prescription or insurance is not necessary for testing. A photo ID is requested. Individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. TAP here to schedule an appointment. 

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For Somerset County COVID-19 related information click the link below:

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-health-safety/health-department/services/disease-prevention/covid-19-status-map

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 136 Franklin Township residents; 71 in Hillsborough; 68 in Bridgewater; 43 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 14 in Warren; 14 in Bound Brook; 13 in Raritan; 7 in Manville; 7 in Somerville; 6 in Montgomery; 5 in Bedminster; 3 in Branchburg; 3 in South Bound Brook; 2 in Bernardsville 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, 46, Bernardsville Borough, 73; Bernards Township, 285; Branchburg, 94, Bridgewater, 496; Bound Brook, 334; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,375; Green Brook, 146; Hillsborough, 450; Manville, 159; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 125; North Plainfield, 342; Peapack-Gladstone, 41; Raritan, 123; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 148; South Bound Brook, 85; Warren, 147; Watchung, 97.

The New Jersey Department of Health Thursday reported a total of 177,887 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 143 days ago, and a total of 13,810 deaths during that time, an increase of 23 overnight. There have been 1,859,638 COVID-19 tests administered statewide.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 15,510,450 with 632,823 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention on Thursday morning.

The CDC this morning reported 146,665 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 4,129,405 cases.