SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported an additional 73 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus over the past 48 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 5,820, with 518 COVID-10 deaths reported since March 8.

Franklin has a total of 1,742 COVID-19 cases, and 160 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

TAP here for Somerset County COVID-19 related information. 

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There are 518 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. 20.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 160 Franklin Township residents; 81 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 75 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; 6 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, 68, Bernardsville Borough, 109; Bernards Township, 373; Branchburg, 134, Bridgewater, 600; Bound Brook, 365; Far Hills, 4; Franklin, 1,742; Green Brook, 174; Hillsborough/Millstone, 581; Manville, 190; Montgomery, 184; North Plainfield, 459; Peapack-Gladstone, 64; Raritan, 154  Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 182; South Bound Brook, 106; Warren, 210; Watchung, 114.

In New Jersey, the state Department of Health Sunday reported a total of 228,468 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 235 days ago, an increase of 1.129 overnight.  There was an increase of 4 deaths overnight, bringing the state total to 14.496. There have been 4,385,882 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 43,277,341 including 1,157,924 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Sunday morning, with 8,833,003 cases in the United States and 230,477 deaths.