SOMERVILLE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health Thursday reported a total of 170,196 positive cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 since the pandemic began its spread in the state 115 days ago, and a total of 13,018 deaths during that time, an increase of 23 overnight.

The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 4,262 cases, an increase of 6 new cases overnight and a total of 444 deaths.

Somerville has a total of 139 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, with 6 deaths.

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The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is now 9,622,338 with 487,341 having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention on Thursday morning.

The CDC this morning reported 124,435 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 2,477,876 cases. 

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 129 Franklin Township residents; 67 in Bridgewater; 53 in Hillsborough; 42 in Bernards Township; 36 in North Plainfield; 32 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 13 in Warren; 14 in Bound Brook; 11 in Raritan; 6 in Montgomery; 6 in Somerville; 6 in Manville; 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, 40, Bernardsville Borough, 64; Bernards Township, 272; Branchburg, 84; Bridgewater, 471; Bound Brook, 328: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,293; Green Brook, 143; Hillsborough, 382; Manville, 150; Millstone, 3; Montgomery, 108; North Plainfield, 328; Peapack-Gladstone, 40; Raritan, 114; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 139; South Bound Brook, 76; Warren, 133; Watchung, 85.

COVID-19 Testing will continue at Raritan Valley Community College, located at 118 Lamington Road on Thursday July 2. 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.

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.