SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Saturday that 4,017 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by 6 overnight to 417.
The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 102,323 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,735,971 cases. Worldwide, there are 5,878,701 cases and 362,769 deaths, according to the CDC.
The New Jersey Department of Health reported 159,608 cases Saturday and 11,634 deaths, an increase of 103 overnight.
The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 117 Franklin Township residents; 61 in Bridgewater; 52 in Hillsborough; 45 in Bernards Township; 33 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; 5 in Bedminster; 3 in South Bound Brook; 2 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, 40, Bernardsville Borough, 62; Bernards Township, 247; Branchburg, 80; Bridgewater, 459; Bound Brook, 306: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,230; Green Brook, 126; Hillsborough, 350; Manville, 146; Millstone, 2; Montgomery, 104; North Plainfield, 312; Peapack-Gladstone, 39; Raritan, 109; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 135; South Bound Brook, 59; Warren, 123; Watchung, 79.
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 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 email@example.com, 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.