SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of reported COVID-19 cases in Franklin rose to 1,161 on Sunday, increasing by 44 since last Sunday, according to the Somerset County Department of Health. The prior week cases in Franklin increased by 107.
In Franklin, the daily average of cases reported during the month of April stood at 32, in May that number has fallen to 11 as of today.
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 32 as of today.
In Franklin, 104 residents died due to COVID-19 complications according to the SCDH. According to the state Health Department, 67 of the COVID-19 related deaths in Franklin happened in long-term-care facilities as of May 8.
|Facility Name||COVID-19 Cases||COVID-19 Related Deaths||Death Rate|
|Regency Jewish Heritage Post Acute Rehab and Nursing Center||74||23||31.08%|
|Parker at Somerset||59||5||8.47%|
|Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Care Center||67||14||20.90%|
|Spring Hills Assisted Living Facility Somerset||43||11||25.58%|
|Martin and Edith Stein Assisted Living Residence, Inc.||38||14||36.84%|
|Somerset Woods Rehabilitation & Nursing Center||3||0||0.00%|
|Long Term Care Facility Total =||284||67||23.59%|
|Franklin Total =||1,161||104|
The chart above includes all deaths reported as of May 8, 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: New numbers from the state have been provided on May 15, however, TAPinto Franklin/Somerset will wait until numbers are explained before publication.
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 17.
|Township/Borough||Census 2010 Population Numbers||COVID-19 Cases||Infection Rate||COVID-19 Related Deaths||Death Rate|
|North Plainfield Borough||21,936||293||1.34%||30||10.24%|
|Bound Brook Borough||10,402||287||2.76%||11||3.83%|
|Green Brook Township||7,203||120||1.67%||29||24.17%|
|South Bound Brook Borough||4,563||57||1.25%||3||5.26%|
|Far Hills Borough||919||3||0.33%||0||0.00%|
|Rocky Hill Borough||682||5||0.73%||0||0.00%|
|May 17 Totals =||323,026||3,731||1.16%||372||9.97%|
|May 16 Totals =||323,444||3,717||1.15%||362||9.74%|
- Out of 323,444 Somerset County residents, 1.16 percent tested positive and 9.97 percent of those infected have died
- Out of 323,444 Somerset County residents, .12 percent died due to COVID-19 related complications
- Bound Brook Borough, Franklin Township, Green Brook Township, Peapack/Gladstone Borough and North Plainfied Borough has the highest percentage of infection according to SCDOH data
- Green Brook Township, Watchung Borough, Bernards Township, Hillsborough Township, Bridgewater Township, and Bedminster Township have the highest percentage of deaths, according to SCDOH data
There are 3,731 cases in Somerset County, according to statistics provided by the SCDOH, an increase of 141 since last Sunday. During the prior week, the increase in cases was 283.
There are 372 COVID-19 related deaths in Somerset County. One person aged 18-29, 11 people aged 30-49, 38 people aged 50-64, 125 people aged 65-79, and 197 people over the age of 80 have died, according to statistics proved by the SCDOH.
For Somerset County COVID-19 related information click the link below:
Somerset County residents who are exhibiting symptoms are encouraged to get tested for the coronavirus. The test site at Raritan Valley Community College, located at 118 Lamington Road, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, and Thursday, May 21.
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.
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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