SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported 39 new COVID-19 cases overnight, the biggest 24-hour increase in several weeks, bringing the total number of the COVID-19 coronavirus cases to 5,747 with the death toll at 518 since the first case was reported March 8.

Somerville has had a total of 179 COVID-19 cases since March, with a total of 7 COVID-19 related deaths.

The New Jersey Department of Health Friday reported a total of 225,430 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 234 days ago, and a total of 14,484 deaths during that time, an increase of 10 overnight. There have been 4,2337,985 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

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The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 42,265,539 including 1,146,111 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Friday morning, with 8,678,157 cases in the United States and 228,620 deaths.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 159 Franklin Township residents; 78 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 76 in Bridgewater; 42 in Bernards Township; 37 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 14 in Watchung; 15 in Raritan; 13 in Bound Brook; 16 in Warren; 6 in Manville; 7 in Somerville; 6 in Montgomery; 6 in Branchburg; 4 in Bedminster; 3 in Bernardsville; 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, 67, Bernardsville Borough, 107; Bernards Township, 371; Branchburg, 133, Bridgewater, 595; Bound Brook, 362; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,723; Green Brook, 172; Hillsborough/Millstone, 574; Manville, 187; Montgomery, 183; North Plainfield, 446; Peapack-Gladstone, 64; Raritan, 152  Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 179; South Bound Brook, 104; Warren, 206; Watchung, 114.