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Current Situation in Somerset County

 Current SCDOH Situation Update

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.  To stay up-to-date on information, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the most current information.

Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH) is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Jersey State Department of Health, and other health partners in monitoring the evolving situation. Somerset County remains committed to providing accurate and timely information on this situation to our communities. Residents can call 908-231-7111 for a daily automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, New Jersey.

The SCDOH is the lead county agency to coordinate public health disease response, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local hospitals, medical providers, and emergency medical services. Information and resources regarding the new coronavirus can be found below.

Questions or Concerns?

Residents who have questions about the new coronavirus may contact the Somerset County Department of Health via

The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the New Jersey Department of Health to provide information to the public on COVID-19. Residents can call the public call center with questions and concerns at 1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222. Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 for text information and to stay informed.

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COVID-19 Cases Total Deaths
Somerset County*  446** 12
New Jersey  22,255** 355
United States 186,101** 3,603
*All 21 municipalities 

**Includes both confirmed cases and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Presumptive positive cases tested positive at a state or commercial laboratory and are waiting for confirmatory testing by the CDC.

As of 4/1/20, 1pm

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Situation Updates

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Current SCDOH Situation Update
   March 27, 2020  SCDOH Situation Update #8
 To view previous SCDOH situation updates, please click here

Press Releases

March 25, 2020 - Somerset County COVID-19 Update

March 22, 2020 - Donations of Personal Protective Equipment Sought

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