SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 4,601 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 15 cases overnight, with 479 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March.

Franklin has a total of 1,384 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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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

There are 479 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. 

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 137 Franklin Township residents; 73 in Hillsborough; 69 in Bridgewater; 43 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 14 in Warren; 14 in Raritan; 13 in Bound Brook; 6 in Manville; 6 in Somerville; 6 in Montgomery; 5 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, 45, Bernardsville Borough, 73; Bernards Township, 284; Branchburg, 95, Bridgewater, 498; Bound Brook, 334; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,384; Green Brook, 145; Hillsborough, 453; Manville, 159; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 127; North Plainfield, 346; Peapack-Gladstone, 42; Raritan, 123; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 148; South Bound Brook, 86; Warren, 149; Watchung, 98.

The New Jersey Department of Health Saturday reported a total of 178,858 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 145 days ago, and a total of 13,856 deaths during that time, an increase of 11 overnight.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 16,076,857 with 645,221 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention on Saturday morning.

The CDC this morning reported 148,979 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 4,282,752 cases.

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