SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported 39 new COVID-19 cases overnight, the biggest 24-hour increase in several weeks, bringing the total number of the COVID-19 coronavirus cases to 5,747 with the death toll at 518 since the first case was reported March 8.

Franklin has a total of 1,723 COVID-19 cases, and 158 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

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There are 516 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 Oct. 23.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 159 Franklin Township residents; 78 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 76 in Bridgewater; 42 in Bernards Township; 37 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 14 in Watchung; 15 in Raritan; 13 in Bound Brook; 16 in Warren; 6 in Manville; 7 in Somerville; 6 in Montgomery; 6 in Branchburg; 4 in Bedminster; 3 in Bernardsville; 3 in South Bound Brook 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, 67, Bernardsville Borough, 107; Bernards Township, 371; Branchburg, 133, Bridgewater, 595; Bound Brook, 362; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,723; Green Brook, 172; Hillsborough/Millstone, 574; Manville, 187; Montgomery, 183; North Plainfield, 446; Peapack-Gladstone, 64; Raritan, 152  Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 179; South Bound Brook, 104; Warren, 206; Watchung, 114.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported a total of 225,430 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 234 days ago, and a total of 14,484 deaths during that time, an increase of 10 overnight. There have been 4,2337,985 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 42,265,539 including 1,146,111 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Friday morning, with 8,678,157 cases in the United States and 228,620 deaths.

The township issued the following announcement: 

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