SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported an increase of 42 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 14,716 with 624 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 580,688 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 317 days ago, an increase of 3,968 overnight. The death toll in New Jersey is 18,639, an increase of 96 overnight. There have been 8,887,397 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

Somerville has had a total of 643 COVID-19 cases since March, with a total of 12 COVID-19 related deaths.

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The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is 97,675,593 including 2,089,674 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Thursday morning, with 25,043,954 cases in the United States and 416,725 deaths.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 183 Franklin Township residents; 84 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 91 in Bridgewater; 47 in Bernards Township; 46 in North Plainfield; 33 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 18 in Raritan; 20 in Bound Brook; 18 in Warren; 17 in Manville; 12 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, 244, Bernardsville Borough, 356; Bernards Township, 926; Bound Brook, 834; Branchburg, 469, Bridgewater, 1,639; Far Hills, 19; Franklin, 3,800; Green Brook, 322; Hillsborough/Millstone, 1,482; Manville, 606; Montgomery, 597; North Plainfield, 1,179; Peapack-Gladstone, 146; Raritan, 403; Rocky Hill, 19; Somerville, 643; South Bound Brook, 286; Warren, 553; Watchung, 253.

COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College will continue on Wednesday Jan. 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: