SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 21,750 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus in a 48-hour period including Easter Sunday, an increase of 143 cases with 704 COVID-19 deaths reported since March 8, 2020.

The New Jersey Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 817,464 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in the state one year ago, an increase of 5,738 the past two days. The death toll in New Jersey is 22,081, an increase of 17 Sunday and Monday.

There have been 12,237,722 COVID-19 tests administered in New Jersey.

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Somerville has had a total of 1,016 COVID-19 cases since March 2020, with a total of 16 COVID-19 related deaths.

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is 131,190,996 including 2,855,014 deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on Saturday morning, with 31,331,259 cases in the United States and 567,759 deaths.

The SCDOH confirmed the deaths of 206 Franklin Township residents; 93 in Hillsborough/Millstone; 102 in Bridgewater; 47 in Bernards Township; 51 in North Plainfield; 35 in Green Brook; 15 in Watchung; 22 in Raritan; 23 in Bound Brook; 22 in Warren; 20 in Manville; 16 in Somerville; 21 in Montgomery; 10 in Branchburg; 5 in Bedminster; 5 in Bernardsville; 4 in South Bound Brook; 4 in Peapack-Gladstone and 1 in Rocky Hill and 1 in Far Hills.

Here is the breakdown of confirmed cases by town: Bedminster, 384, Bernardsville Borough, 533; Bernards Township, 1,340; Bound Brook, 1,110; Branchburg, 813; Bridgewater, 2,457; Far Hills, 54; Franklin, 5,417; Green Brook, 484; Hillsborough/Millstone, 2,142; Manville, 940; Montgomery, 936; North Plainfield, 1,666; Peapack-Gladstone, 213; Raritan, 558; Rocky Hill, 22; Somerville, 1,016; South Bound Brook, 415; Warren, 870; Watchung, 380.