SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Tuesday that 4,121 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, an increase of 4 overnight, with the death toll at 429.

New Jersey's death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 12,303 overnight, an increase of 79 more victims, with the number of positive cases increasing to 164,796, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.

Though the daily rate of increases is slowing, the number of COVID-19 cases globally is now 7,121,700, with 406,616 worldwide having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention Tuesday morning.

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The CDC this morning reported 112,283 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,989,766 cases. 

Somerville has 136 cases and 6 deaths.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 123 Franklin Township residents; 65 in Bridgewater; 51 in Hillsborough; 45 in Bernards Township; 35 in North Plainfield; 30 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 13 in Warren; 12 in Bound Brook; 9 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, 64; Bernards Township, 262; Branchburg, 83; Bridgewater, 464; Bound Brook, 315: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1,245; Green Brook, 133; Hillsborough, 364; Manville, 148; Millstone, 2; Montgomery, 105; North Plainfield, 323; Peapack-Gladstone, 39; Raritan, 113; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 136; South Bound Brook, 63; Warren, 130; Watchung, 83.

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 11, 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.

Additional dates will be offered based on availability of resources. Check www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates.

Anyone who does not have an appointment and a valid prescription or written order from their physician will be turned away.

For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The testing site will not allow entry if residents don’t arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid driver’s license and prescription. When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.

For more information, contact coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us.