SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of reported COVID-19 cases in Franklin rose to 1,217 on Thursday, increasing by 8 overnight, according to the Somerset County Department of Health.  

A total of 409 deaths in Somerset County have been attributed to COVID-19, according to numbers provided by the SCDH. 

In Franklin, the daily average of cases reported during the month of April stood at 32, in May that number has fallen to 7 as of today. 

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The number of new daily cases in the county has leveled off so far in May. During the month of April, there was a daily average of 106 new cases being reported. In May, the daily average of new cases in the county is 30 as of today.

In Franklin, 113 residents died due to COVID-19 complications, an increase of 1 overnight, according to the SCDH. According to the state Health Department, 59 of the COVID-19 related deaths in Franklin happened in long-term-care facilities as of May 27. 

Facility Name  COVID-19 Cases COVID-19 Related Deaths Death Rate
Regency Jewish Heritage Post Acute Rehab and Nursing Center 49 12 24.49%
Parker at Somerset 60 5 8.33%
Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Care Center  69 15 21.74%
Spring Hills Assisted Living Facility Somerset 52 13 25.00%
Martin and Edith Stein Assisted Living Residence, Inc. 41 14 34.15%
Somerset Woods Rehabilitation & Nursing Center 5 0 0.00%
Long Term Care Facility Total = 276 59 21.38%
Franklin Total = 1,217 113  

The chart above includes all deaths reported as of May 27, by Long Term Care facilities to the Communicable Disease Service at the New Jersey Department of Health. All deaths may not be laboratory confirmed. The cases reported in this table are self-reported by facilities at a point in time and may not reflect real-time data. Case numbers are constantly changing and subject to updates. 

Editor's note: Based on experience long term care facility numbers should not be counted against county numbers due to constant inconsistencies. 

The chart below shows the overall rate of COVID-19 infections and deaths due to COVID-19 complications, according to the numbers provided by the SCDOH as of May 28.

Township/Borough  Census 2010 Population Numbers COVID-19 Cases Infection Rate COVID-19 Related Deaths Death Rate
Franklin Township 62,300 1,217 1.95% 113 9.29%
Bridgewater Township 44,464 456 1.03% 62 13.60%
Hillsborough Township 38,303 348 0.91% 51 14.66%
Bernards Township 26,652 245 0.92% 43 17.55%
Montgomery Township 22,254 104 0.47% 6 5.77%
North Plainfield Borough 21,936 307 1.40% 33 10.75%
Warren Township 15,311 121 0.79% 13 10.74%
Branchburg Township 14,459 79 0.55% 2 2.53%
Somerville Borough 12,098 133 1.10% 6 4.51%
Bound Brook Borough 10,402 302 2.90% 12 3.97%
Manville Borough 10,344 147 1.42% 5 3.40%
Bedminster Township 8,165 39 0.48% 4 10.26%
Bernardsville Borough 7,707 62 0.80% 2 3.23%
Green Brook Township 7,203 124 1.72% 30 24.19%
Raritan Borough 6,881 105 1.53% 9 8.57%
Watchung Borough 5,801 80 1.38% 15 18.75%
South Bound Brook Borough 4,563 59 1.29% 3 5.08%
Peapack/Gladstone Borough 2,582 39 1.51% 1 2.56%
Far Hills Borough 919 3 0.33% 0 0.00%
Rocky Hill Borough 682 5 0.73% 0 0.00%
Millstone Borough 418 2 0.48% 0 0.00%
May 28 Totals =  323,444 3,977 1.23% 409 10.28%

Chart Highlights

  • Out of 323,444 Somerset County residents, 1.23 percent tested positive and 10.28 percent  of those infected have died 
  • Out of 323,444 Somerset County residents, .13 percent died due to COVID-19 related complications
  • Bound Brook Borough, Franklin Township, Green Brook Township, Raritan Borough, and Peapack/Gladstone Borough has the highest percentage of infection according to SCDOH data
  • Green Brook Township, Watchung Borough, Bernards Township, Hillsborough Township, and Bridgewater Township have the highest percentage of deaths, according to SCDOH data

There are 3,977 cases in Somerset County, according to statistics provided by the SCDOH, an increase of 17 since yesterday.

There are 406 COVID-19 related deaths in Somerset County, according to the SCDOH. One person aged 18-29, 11 people aged 30-49, 41 people aged 50-64, 133 people aged 65-79, and 215 people over the age of 80 have died, according to statistics proved by the SCDOH.  

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 100,442 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,699,933 cases. Worldwide, there are 5,717,575 cases and 356,213 deaths, according to the CDC.

The New Jersey Department of Health reported 157,185 cases Thursday, and 11,401 deaths, an increase of 61 overnight.

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

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

Testing will be available on June 3, from 9 am to 5 pm at Franklin Middle School on 415 Francis Street. Call 908-526-2335 before June 3 to register.

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.Somerset County residents who are exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus are encouraged to get tested. The test site is at Raritan Valley Community College, located at 118 Lamington Road. in Branchburg, The site will be open again from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 and again on June 2 and June 4.

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 coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us, 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.

The Mental Health Association of New Jersey has opened a Mental Health HelpLine.  If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call (877) 294- HELP (4357) during normal business hours for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed. For mental health information and resources specific to Somerset County, NJ CLICK HERE.

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