SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 4,761 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 9 overnight, with 489 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March.

Somerville has a total of 152 COVID-19 cases in that time, with 7 deaths.

The New Jersey Department of Health Thursday reported a total of 1856,594 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 164 days ago, and a total of 14,054 deaths during that time, an increase of 8 overnight. 

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A total of 2,403,690 COVID-19 tests have been administered in New Jersey.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 21,049,455 with 752,265 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Thursday morning.

The CDC this morning reported 170, 160 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 5,409.060 cases.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 142 Franklin Township residents; 74 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 71 in Bridgewater; 42 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; 4 in Bernardsville; 4 in Branchburg; 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, 48, Bernardsville Borough, 75; Bernards Township, 297; Branchburg, 103, Bridgewater, 507; Bound Brook, 339; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,450; Green Brook, 147; Hillsborough/Millstone, 476; Manville, 163; Montgomery, 132; North Plainfield, 350; Peapack-Gladstone, 44; Raritan, 125; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 152; South Bound Brook, 86; Warren, 161; Watchung, 98.

The drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College will be available between 10 a.m. - 1 p.mon Thursday, Aug. 20.  

Residents need an appointment and a valid form of identification to access the testing center.

Appointments for Aug. 20 can be scheduled online at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com.  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 holidays.

Testing is free of charge and open to Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older. A physician’s prescription is not required.

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 of Route 28.