SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported an increase of 158 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 13,866 with 613 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 543,974 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 310 days ago, an increase of 6,859 overnight, the highest number recorded since the pandemic began last year. The death toll in New Jersey is 18,070, a two-day increase of 197 deaths. There have been 8,411,772 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

Somerville has had a total of 599 COVID-19 cases since March, with a total of 10 COVID-19 related deaths.

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The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is 92,301,617 including 1,977,591 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Wednesday morning, with 23.394.020 cases in the United States and 390,454 deaths.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 183 Franklin Township residents; 83 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 90 in Bridgewater; 46 in Bernards Township; 41 in North Plainfield; 33 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 15 in Raritan; 20 in Bound Brook; 18 in Warren; 15 in Manville; 10 in Somerville; 15 in Montgomery; 7 in Branchburg; 5 in Bedminster; 3 in Bernardsville; 4 in South Bound Brook; 3 in Peapack-Gladstone and 1 in Rocky Hill.

No COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Far Hills.

Here is the breakdown of confirmed cases by town: Bedminster, 215, Bernardsville Borough, 329; Bernards Township, 847; Bound Brook, 783; Branchburg, 436, Bridgewater, 1,538; Far Hills, 19; Franklin, 3,584; Green Brook, 308; Hillsborough/Millstone, 1,385 Manville, 566; Montgomery, 567; North Plainfield, 1,116; Peapack-Gladstone, 136; Raritan, 384; Rocky Hill, 19; Somerville, 599; South Bound Brook, 279; Warren, 512; Watchung, 245.

COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College will continue on Wednesdays during the month of January, Jan. 20 and 27.

Residents must have an appointment and a valid form of identification to be tested. Appointments can be scheduled online at  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.

Click on the following link for other COVID-19 test sites: