SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of reported COVID-19 cases in Franklin rose to 1,209 on Wednesday, increasing by 6 overnight, according to the Somerset County Department of Health.  

A total of 406 deaths in Somerset County have been attributed to COVID-19, according to numbers provided by the SCDH. 

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. 

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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 30 as of today.

In Franklin, 112 residents died due to COVID-19 complications, an increase of 2 overnight, according to the SCDH. According to the state Health Department, 59 of the COVID-19 related deaths in Franklin happened in long-term-care facilities as of May 25. 

Facility Name  COVID-19 Cases COVID-19 Related Deaths Death Rate
Regency Jewish Heritage Post Acute Rehab and Nursing Center 52 12 23.08%
Parker at Somerset 60 5 8.33%
Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Care Center  68 15 22.06%
Spring Hills Assisted Living Facility Somerset 50 13 26.00%
Martin and Edith Stein Assisted Living Residence, Inc. 38 14 36.84%
Somerset Woods Rehabilitation & Nursing Center 4 0 0.00%
Long Term Care Facility Total = 272 59 21.69%
Franklin Total = 1,209 112  

The chart above includes all deaths reported as of May 25, 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 27.

Township/Borough  Census 2010 Population Numbers COVID-19 Cases Infection Rate COVID-19 Related Deaths Death Rate
Franklin Township 62,300 1,209 1.94% 112 9.26%
Bridgewater Township 44,464 456 1.03% 61 13.38%
Hillsborough Township 38,303 346 0.90% 51 14.74%
Bernards Township 26,652 242 0.91% 41 16.94%
Montgomery Township 22,254 103 0.46% 6 5.83%
North Plainfield Borough 21,936 307 1.40% 32 10.42%
Warren Township 15,311 121 0.79% 13 10.74%
Branchburg Township 14,459 79 0.55% 2 2.53%
Somerville Borough 12,098 132 1.09% 6 4.55%
Bound Brook Borough 10,402 301 2.89% 12 3.99%
Manville Borough 10,344 147 1.42% 5 3.40%
Bedminster Township 8,165 39 0.48% 4 10.26%
Bernardsville Borough 7,707 61 0.79% 2 3.28%
Green Brook Township 7,203 125 1.74% 30 24.00%
Raritan Borough 6,881 104 1.51% 9 8.65%
Watchung Borough 5,801 80 1.38% 15 18.75%
South Bound Brook Borough 4,563 59 1.29% 3 5.08%
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 27 Totals =  323,444 3,960 1.22% 406 10.25%

Chart Highlights

  • Out of 323,444 Somerset County residents, 1.22 percent tested positive and 10.25 percent  of those infected have died 
  • Out of 323,444 Somerset County residents, .13 percent died due to COVID-19 related complications
  • Bound Brook Borough, Franklin Township, Green Brook Township, Raritan Borough, and Peapack/Gladstone 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 3,960 cases in Somerset County, according to statistics provided by the SCDOH, an increase of 24 since yesterday.

There are 406 COVID-19 related deaths in Somerset County, according to the SCDOH. One person aged 18-29, 11 people aged 30-49, 41 people aged 50-64, 133 people aged 65-79, and 215 people over the age of 80 have died, according to statistics proved by the SCDOH.  

For information from Somerset County on COVID-19 click the link below:

According to Township Manager, Bob Vornloker a pop-up test site at Franklin Middle School (Hamilton Street Campus) next week, June 3rd, in partnership with Zufall Health. More details on appointment times will be available later this week. 

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, with the word “Prescription” in the subject line. Faxes can be sent to 908-704-8042.

Patients must schedule an appointment for testing at 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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