SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,504 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 15 cases overnight, with the death toll increasing to 472 victims.
Somerville has a total of 146 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, with 7 deaths.
The New Jersey Department of Health Wednesday reported a total of 176.278 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 136 days ago, and a total of 13,660 deaths during that time, an increase of 25 overnight. There have been 1,742,347 COVID-19 tests administered statewide.
The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 13,577,080 with 583,694 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention on Wednesday morning.
The CDC this morning reported 139,597 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 3,580,289 cases.
The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 134 Franklin Township residents; 70 in Bridgewater; 69 in Hillsborough; 42 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 14 in Warren; 14 n Bound Brook; 13 in Raritan; 7 in Somerville; 6 in Manville; 6 in Montgomery; 5 in Bedminster; 3 in Branchburg; 3 in South Bound Brook; 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, 46, Bernardsville Borough, 69; Bernards Township, 276; Branchburg, 91, Bridgewater, 490; Bound Brook, 334; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,353; Green Brook, 146; Hillsborough, 445; Manville, 158; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 124; North Plainfield, 331; Peapack-Gladstone, 40; Raritan, 122; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 146; South Bound Brook, 85; Warren, 146; Watchung, 91.
Somerset County’s drive-thru test center at Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 16.
Testing, which is free of charge, is limited to Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older. An appointment and valid identification are required; however, residents no longer need to obtain a physician’s prescription.
Appointments for July 16 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.
Somerset County residents who do not have an appointment will be turned away.
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. When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.
Other test sites can be found online by visiting the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub at https://covid19.nj.gov/testing.
For more information, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates. or contact the Somerset County Department of Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.