SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 4,611 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 10 cases overnight, with 481 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March.

Franklin has a total of 1,387 COVID-19 cases, an increase of three overnight, and 137 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

Free COVID-19 and antibody testing will be available locally at two different locations. St. Matthias Catholic Church will host the first event from 10 am to 6 pm on July 27, and Consolata Missionaries will host the second event from 10 am to 6 pm on July 31. TAP herepdf for flier. 

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There are 481 COVID-19 related deaths in Somerset County. One person aged 18-29, 13 people aged 30-49, 54 people aged 50-64, 151 people aged 65-79, and 247 people over the age of 80 have died, according to statistics proved by the SCDOH as of July 25. 

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 137 Franklin Township residents; 73 in Hillsborough; 70 in Bridgewater; 42 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 14 in Warren; 15 in Raritan; 14 in Bound Brook; 7 in Somerville; 6 in Manville; 6 in Montgomery; 4 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, 284; Branchburg, 95, Bridgewater, 499; Bound Brook, 334; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,387; Green Brook, 145; Hillsborough, 457; Manville, 159; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 128; North Plainfield, 347; Peapack-Gladstone, 43; Raritan, 123; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 148; South Bound Brook, 86; Warren, 149; Watchung, 99.

The New Jersey Department of Health Sunday reported a total of 179,363 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 146 days ago, and a total of 13,867 deaths during that time, an increase of 11 overnight. A total of 1,953,289 COVID-19 tests have been administered in New Jersey.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 16,304,878 with 650,112 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention on Sunday morning.

The CDC this morning reported 149,552 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 4,335,178 cases.

Somerset County will continue to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 30.

Testing, which is free of charge, is open to Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older, by appointment only. A physician’s prescription is not required. Residents do need to bring a valid form of identification.

Appointments for July 30 must be scheduled online at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com.  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 holidays.

For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The drive-thru test site will not allow entry if residents do not arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid ID.  Anyone who does not have an appointment will be turned away.

When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.

Information about other area test sites can be found at https://bit.ly/AreaSites20 or https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing.

For more information, visit  www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates. or contact the Somerset County Department of Health at coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us.