SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 4,671 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 12 cases overnight, with 483 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March.

Franklin has a total of 1,403 COVID-19 cases, and 138 deaths since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March.

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There are 483 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 138 Franklin Township residents; 73 in Hillsborough; 69 in Bridgewater; 41 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 14 in Raritan; 14 in Bound Brook; 13 in Warren; 7 in Somerville; 7 in Manville; 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, 47, Bernardsville Borough, 77; Bernards Township, 288; Branchburg, 98, Bridgewater, 503; Bound Brook, 334; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,403; Green Brook, 147; Hillsborough & Millstone, 471; Manville, 160; Montgomery, 132; North Plainfield, 350; Peapack-Gladstone, 44; Raritan, 124; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 149; South Bound Brook, 86; Warren, 151; Watchung, 99.

The New Jersey Department of Health Saturday reported a total of 182,029 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 152 days ago, and a total of 13,955 deaths during that time, an increase of 11 overnight. 

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 17,905,374 with 685,855 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 157.297 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 4,737,582 cases.

The following free testing announcement was provided to TAPinto Franklin/Somerset:

RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) is proud to partner with the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, Abundant Life Family Worship Church and the Community Baptist Church of Somerset to help overcome these challenges. On Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, free COVID-19 tests and antibody tests will be offered from 12pm-6pm at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.

Testing is open to all. Proper social distancing and a face mask are required. Individuals also must bring a photo I.D. and must not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum 30 minutes before your arrival for testing. Appointments are encouraged but not required and can be made at

RWJBH’s community testing strategy seeks to remove barriers such as the lack of transportation for drive-in testing centers, offers the least intrusive test possible (the Rutgers saliva test) and offers tests in trusted places such as houses of worship with a focus on underserved communities that are at high risk. 


August 2, 2020, 12PM-6PM

First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens
771 Somerset St.
Somerset, NJ

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