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.
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|
|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|
|Franklin Totals =||1198||110|
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|
|North Plainfield Borough||21,936||296||1.35%||32||10.81%|
|Bound Brook Borough||10,402||290||2.79%||11||3.79%|
|Green Brook Township||7,203||121||1.68%||29||23.97%|
|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 24 Totals =||323,444||3,787||1.17%||381||10.06%|
- 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:
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 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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