SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of reported COVID-19 cases in Franklin rose to 1,161 on Sunday, increasing by 37 since last Sunday, according to the Somerset County Department of Health. The prior week cases in Franklin increased by 44. 

In Franklin, the daily average of cases reported during the month of April stood at 32, in May that number has fallen to 8 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.

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In Franklin, 110 residents died due to COVID-19 complications according to the SCDH. According to the state Health Department, 58 of the COVID-19 related deaths in Franklin happened in long-term-care facilities as of May 22. 

Facility Name COVID-19 Cases COVID-19 Deaths COVID-19 Cases COVID-19 Deaths
Residents Staff Residents  Staff
Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Care Center 54 13 15 0 67 15
Parker at Somerset 22 37 5 0 59 5
Regency Jewish Heritage Post Acute Rehab and Nursing Center 39 16 12 0 55 12
Spring Hills Assisted Living Facility Somerset 35 15 12 0 50 12
Martin and Edith Stein Assisted Living Residence, Inc.  34 4 14 0 38 14
Somerset Woods Rehabilitation & Nursing Center 1 3 0 0 4 0
Totals = 185 88 58 0 273 58
      Franklin Totals = 1198 110
The chart above includes all deaths reported as of May 22, 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 22.

Township/Borough  Census 2010 Population Numbers COVID-19 Cases Infection Rate COVID-19 Related Deaths Death Rate
Franklin Township 62,300 1,170 1.88% 105 8.97%
Bridgewater Township 44,464 446 1.00% 57 12.78%
Hillsborough Township 38,303 319 0.83% 45 14.11%
Bernards Township 26,652 225 0.84% 40 17.78%
Montgomery Township 22,254 97 0.44% 6 6.19%
North Plainfield Borough 21,936 296 1.35% 32 10.81%
Warren Township 15,311 111 0.72% 12 10.81%
Branchburg Township 14,459 77 0.53% 2 2.60%
Somerville Borough 12,098 125 1.03% 5 4.00%
Bound Brook Borough 10,402 290 2.79% 11 3.79%
Manville Borough 10,344 139 1.34% 5 3.60%
Bedminster Township 8,165 37 0.45% 4 10.81%
Bernardsville Borough 7,707 60 0.78% 2 3.33%
Green Brook Township 7,203 121 1.68% 29 23.97%
Raritan Borough 6,881 92 1.34% 8 8.70%
Watchung Borough 5,801 76 1.31% 14 18.42%
South Bound Brook Borough 4,563 57 1.25% 3 5.26%
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 24 Totals =  323,444 3,787 1.17% 381 10.06%

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  • Out of 323,444 Somerset County residents, 1.23 percent tested positive and 10.16 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 Manville 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 3,907 cases in Somerset County, according to statistics provided by the SCDOH, an increase of 190 since last Sunday. During the prior week, the increase in cases was 141. 

There are 397 COVID-19 related deaths in Somerset County. As of today the county has reported One person aged 18-29, 11 people aged 30-49, 39 people aged 50-64, 128 people aged 65-79, and 209 people over the age of 80 have died, according to statistics proved by the SCDOH. 

Statewide, there is a total of 154,154 cases, an increase of 1,050 overnight, with 11,133 deaths reported, an increase of 52 since Saturday, according to the State Department of Health.

There are 1,628,251 cases in the United States, with 97,211 deaths; worldwide, there are 5.354,539 cases and 343,116 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

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.

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 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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