SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey recorded another 244 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, bringing the statewide death toll to 9.946 on Thursday, with the Somerset County Department of Health reporting 350 deaths and a total of 3,669 coronavirus cases, an increase of 23 overnight.

There are 117 cases in Somerville.

Somerset County residents who are exhibiting symptoms are encouraged to get tested for the coronavirus. The test site at Raritan Valley Community College, located at 118 Lamington Rd, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next weekon Tuesday, May 19, and Thursday, May 21.

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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.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of 101 Franklin Township residents; 55 in Bridgewater; 38 in Bernards Township; 33 in Hillsborough; 30 in North Plainfield; 26 in Green Brook; 14 in Watchung; 12 in Warren; 11 in Bound Brook; 6 in Raritan; 5 in Somerville; 4 in Bedminster; 4 in Montgomery; 4 in Manville; 3 in South Bound Brook; 2 in Branchburg and one each in Peapack-Gladstone and Bernardsville.

No COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Far Hills or Rocky Hill.

Here is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases by town: Bedminster, 35, Bernardsville Borough, 59; Bernards Township, 216; Branchburg, 76; Bridgewater, 429; Bound Brook, 285: Far Hills, 3; Franklin, 1.149; Green Brook, 120; Hillsborough, 286; Manville, 134; Millstone, 2; Montgomery, 96; North Plainfield, 288; Peapack-Gladstone, 39; Raritan, 90; Rocky Hill, 5; Somerville, 117; South Bound Brook, 55; Warren, 109; Watchung, 76. 

Statewide, there is a total of 142,704 cases, an increase of 1,144 overnight, with 9,946 deaths reported, an increase of 244 since Wednesday, according to the State Department of Health.

There are 1,405,961 cases in the United States, with 85,194 deaths; worldwide, there are 4,413,597 cases and 300,798 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.