SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the first time since Somerset County started tracking daily reported COVID-19 cases and deaths, Franklin had none to report.
Franklin has 1,241 reported cases and 120 deaths, according to the Somerset County Department of Health.
New Jersey's death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 12,049 overnight, an increase of 79 more victims, with the number of positive cases increasing to 163,336, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
The Somerset County Department of Health reported Thursday that 4,090 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, an increase of 15 overnight, with the death toll at 424.
The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 110,261 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,923,896 cases. Worldwide, there are 6,711.318 cases and 393,709 deaths, according to the CDC.
The New Jersey Department of Health reported 162,530 cases Thursday and 11,970 deaths, an increase of 90 overnight.
The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 120 Franklin Township residents; 62 in Bridgewater; 52 in Hillsborough; 45 in Bernards Township; 35 in North Plainfield; 30 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 13 in Warren; 12 in Bound Brook; 9 in Raritan; 6 in Montgomery; 6 in Somerville; 5 in Manville; 5 in Bedminster; 3 in South Bound Brook; 3 in Branchburg; 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, 40, Bernardsville Borough, 62; Bernards Township, 259; Branchburg, 82; Bridgewater, 464; Bound Brook, 311: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,241; Green Brook, 129; Hillsborough, 360; Manville, 148; Millstone, 2; Montgomery, 105; North Plainfield, 321; Peapack-Gladstone, 39; Raritan, 113; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 137; South Bound Brook, 60; Warren, 126; Watchung, 82.
COVID-19 Testing will continue at Raritan Valley Community College, located at 118 Lamington Road on Thursdays through June. Hunterdon and Somerset County residents who are exhibiting symptoms and have an appointment can visit the drive-thru COVID-19 testing center between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 11, 18 and 25.
Testing, which is free of charge, is available to Hunterdon and Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older. Because priority is being given to those who are exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus, residents must have a valid doctor’s prescription, ID and an appointment to receive testing.
Patients are required to provide a copy of their prescription, either by bringing it with them to the testing site, or by sending it via email in advance of the appointment. Patients or their physicians, can send the written authorization to the Somerset County Department of Health at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the word “Prescription” in the subject line. Faxes can be sent to 908-704-8042.
Patients must schedule an appointment for testing at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com or by calling 908-237-7150.
Additional dates will be offered based on availability of resources. Check www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates.
Anyone who does not have an appointment and a valid prescription or written order from their physician will be turned away.
For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The testing site will not allow entry if residents don’t arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid driver’s license and prescription. When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.
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