SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported an increase of 146 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 8,777 with 535 COVID-10 deaths reported since March 8.
The New Jersey Department of Health on Tuesday reported a total of 341,910 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 269 days ago, an increase of 4,606 overnight. There was an increase of 90 deaths, bringing the state total to 15,254. There have been 6,086,496 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.
Hillsborough has had total of 869 COVID-19 cases since March, with a total of 81 COVID-19 related deaths.
The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 63,942,963 including 1,480,969 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Tuesday morning, with 13,988,557 cases in the United States and 273,299 deaths.
The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 165 Franklin Township residents; 81 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 74 in Bridgewater; 42 in Bernards Township; 39 in North Plainfield; 33 in Green Brook; 16 in Watchung; 14 in Raritan; 16 in Bound Brook; 16 in Warren; 10 in Manville; 7 in Somerville; 6 in Montgomery; 5 in Branchburg; 4 in Bedminster; 3 in Bernardsville; 3 in South Bound Brook 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, 116, Bernardsville Borough, 187; Bernards Township, 515; Branchburg, 243, Bridgewater, 929; Bound Brook, 568; Far Hills, 9; Franklin, 2,351; Green Brook, 212; Hillsborough/Millstone, 869; Manville, 343; Montgomery, 328; North Plainfield, 762; Peapack-Gladstone, 88; Raritan, 265; Rocky Hill, 7; Somerville, 333; South Bound Brook, 182; Warren, 305; Watchung, 155.
The Somerset County Department of Health will continue to hold drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg once a week through Dec. 2. The testing center will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents will need to make an appointment and have a valid form of identification to access the testing center. Appointments can be scheduled online at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com. A physician’s prescription is not required. Testing is free of charge and open to Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older.
Residents who do not have computer access, or who would like to schedule an appointment for children age five to 18 years old, can call the COVID-19 testing information line at 908-203-6014, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., not including county holidays.
For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The drive-thru test site will not allow entry if residents do not arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid ID. Anyone who does not have an appointment will be turned away.
When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off Route 28.
Information about other area test sites can be found at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing.
For more information, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates or contact the Somerset County Department of Health at firstname.lastname@example.org