SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 5,708 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 24 cases overnight, with the death toll at 518 since the first case was reported March 8.

Hillsborough has had a total of 569 COVID-19 cases since March, with a total of 78 COVID-19 related deaths.

The New Jersey Department of Health Thursday reported a total of 224,385 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 233 days ago, and a total of 14,474 deaths during that time, an increase of 18 overnight. There have been 4,297,612 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

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The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 41,734,887 including 1,139,647 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Thursday morning, with 8,607,785 cases in the United States and 227,696 deaths.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 159 Franklin Township residents; 78 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 76 in Bridgewater; 42 in Bernards Township; 37 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 14 in Watchung; 15 in Raritan; 13 in Bound Brook; 16 in Warren; 6 in Manville; 7 in Somerville; 6 in Montgomery; 6 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, 66, Bernardsville Borough, 107; Bernards Township, 364; Branchburg, 133, Bridgewater, 587; Bound Brook, 362; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,710; Green Brook, 172; Hillsborough/Millstone, 569; Manville, 186; Montgomery, 183; North Plainfield, 444; Peapack-Gladstone, 64; Raritan, 151  Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 179; South Bound Brook, 103; Warren, 206; Watchung, 114.