SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey has recorded a total of 166,164 positive cases of COVID-19 since the first hospitalization 101 days ago,and 12,489 deaths, an increase of 56 overnight, according to Friday's update from the State Department of Health.

The Somerset County Department of Health reported Friday that 4,164 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, an increase of 7 overnight, with the death toll at 436.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 7,502,278, with 421,032 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention on Friday morning.

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The CDC this morning reported 115,741 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 2,073,273 cases. 

Somerville has had 137 cases and 6 deaths.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 125 Franklin Township residents; 65 in Bridgewater; 52 in Hillsborough; 46 in Bernards Township; 34 in North Plainfield; 30 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 13 in Warren; 13 in Bound Brook; 11 in Raritan; 6 in Montgomery; 6 in Somerville; 5 in Manville; 5 in Bedminster; 3 in South Bound Brook; 3 in Branchburg; 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, 39, Bernardsville Borough, 63; Bernards Township, 271; Branchburg, 83; Bridgewater, 467; Bound Brook, 324: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,253; Green Brook, 134; Hillsborough, 370; Manville, 149; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 106; North Plainfield, 321; Peapack-Gladstone, 40; Raritan, 115; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 137; South Bound Brook, 66; Warren, 131; Watchung, 84.

COVID-19 Testing will continue at Raritan Valley Community College, located at 118 Lamington Road on Thursdays through June.  Hunterdon and Somerset County residents who are exhibiting symptoms and have an appointment can visit the drive-thru COVID-19 testing center between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 18 and 25.  

Testing, which is free of charge, is available to Hunterdon and Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older. Because priority is being given to those who are exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus, residents must have a valid doctor’s prescription, ID and an appointment to receive testing.

Patients are required to provide a copy of their prescription, either by bringing it with them to the testing site, or by sending it via email in advance of the appointment.  Patients or their physicians, can send the written authorization to the Somerset County Department of Health at coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us, with the word “Prescription” in the subject line. Faxes can be sent to 908-704-8042.

Patients must schedule an appointment for testing at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com or by calling 908-237-7150.