What is coronavirus?
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include:
Shortness of breath
The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.
How can I help protect myself?
Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent coronavirus:
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid contact with people who are sick
Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
The Somerset County Department of Health is the lead county agency to coordinate public health disease response in emergencies, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local hospitals, medical providers, emergency medical services and other local health partners.
Franklin Township Office of Emergency Management Reports Positive COVID-19 Cases as of April 9th
*****DISCLAIMER*****The reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page. This is due to differences in reporting times.
Franklin Township 2010 population: 62,300
New cases in Franklin Township: 40
Total cases in Franklin Township: 363
New fatalities reported in Franklin Township: 2
Total fatalities reported in Franklin Township: 16**
** NOTE: One death reported on 4/9 had been previously reported, therefore the number of deaths has been adjusted to reflect a decrease of one.
Other Related Information
COVID-2019 Fact Sheet (PDF)
Isolation vs. Quarantine (PDF)
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
Box 7068 River Road
West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068
24 Hrs - (609) 963-6900
FAX - (609) 530-3620