SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100,000 Americans have died as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the pandemic began its unrelentless spread throughout the world earlier this year.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 100,442 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,699,933 cases. Worldwide, there are 5,717,575 cases and 356,213 deaths, according to the CDC.

The New Jersey Department of Health reported 157,185 cases Thursday, and 11,401 deaths, an increase of 61 overnight.

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The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,960 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 406 deaths.

There are 348 cases in Hillsborough and 51 deaths.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 112 Franklin Township residents; 61 in Bridgewater; 51 in Hillsborough; 41 in Bernards Township; 32 in North Plainfield; 30 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 13 in Warren; 12 in Bound Brook; 9 in Raritan; 6 in Montgomery; 6 in Somerville; 5 in Manville; 4 in Bedminster; 3 in South Bound Brook; 3 in Branchburg; 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, 39, Bernardsville Borough, 61; Bernards Township, 242; Branchburg, 79; Bridgewater, 456; Bound Brook, 301: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,209; Green Brook, 125; Hillsborough, 346; Manville, 147; Millstone, 2; Montgomery, 108; North Plainfield, 307; Peapack-Gladstone, 39; Raritan, 104; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 132; South Bound Brook, 59; Warren, 124; Watchung, 80. 

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.