SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,643 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 6 cases overnight, with 482 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March.

Somerville has a total of 148 COVID-19 cases in that time, with 7 deaths.

The New Jersey Department of Health Wednesday reported a total of 180,766 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state 149 days ago, and a total of 13,923 deaths during that time, an increase of 18 overnight. 

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The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 16,977,175 with 665,558 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 152,729 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 4,515,787 cases.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 138 Franklin Township residents; 73 in Hillsborough; 69 in Bridgewater; 42 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 14 in Warren; 14 in Raritan; 14 in Bound Brook; 7 in Somerville; 7 in Manville; 7 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, 47, Bernardsville Borough, 75; Bernards Township, 288; Branchburg, 97, Bridgewater, 500; Bound Brook, 334; Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,397; Green Brook, 146; Hillsborough, 461; Manville, 159; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 131; North Plainfield, 349; Peapack-Gladstone, 43; Raritan, 123; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 148; South Bound Brook, 86; Warren, 149; Watchung, 99.

Somerset County will continue to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 30.

Testing, which is free of charge, is open to Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older, by appointment only. A physician’s prescription is not required. Residents do need to bring a valid form of identification.

Appointments for July 30 must 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.

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.

Information about other area test sites can be found at https://bit.ly/AreaSites20 or https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing.

For more information, visit  www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates. or contact the Somerset County Department of Health at coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us.