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RALEIGH — More timely access to death certificate data through a new electronic reporting system is giving North Carolinians a more comprehensive picture of COVID-19-related deaths, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced. With the ability to access death c…

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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 138,503 residents of Union County (out of roughly 250,000) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs. The roughly 58% compares to 66% of the state’s total population who are at lea…

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MONROE — As of Wednesday (April 20), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 138,432 Union County residents (out of roughly 250,000) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs.

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MONROE — A once-in-a-century pandemic that has killed nearly 1 million Americans in a span of roughly two years seems to be contained within Union County, based on data provided by government agencies — at least for now.

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MONROE — As of Wednesday (April 6), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 138,324 residents of Union County have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs.

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MONROE — Ninety-seven percent of residents in North Carolina who are age 65 and up have received at least one dose of a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, according to data compiled by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services; the potentially deadly virus has killed more than 23,000 res…

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MONROE — As of Wednesday, March 30, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 138,204 residents of Union County have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs; the roughly 58% compares to 66% of the state’s total population who are at l…

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MONROE — Union County had 23 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Thursday (March 24) and the average number of new cases over the past two weeks was 14 — a decrease of 46% from two weeks ago, according to a New York Times report that cites local and state health departments.

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MONROE — As of Wednesday (March 23), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 138,117 Union County residents have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs. The roughly 58% compares to 65% of the state’s total population who are at lea…

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MONROE — On Monday (March 21), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reported 138,108 Union County residents (out of roughly (250,000) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs, while 132,483 have had two doses of vaccines or one dose …

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MONROE — The first COVID-19 case in Union County was confirmed two years ago — on March 18, 2020 — and since then 61,385 residents (out of roughly 250,000) have tested positive for the sometimes deadly virus that has killed more than 6 million people worldwide.

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MONROE — Union County has reported an average of just over 25 new COVID-19 cases with 354 over the two-week period of March 3-16, according to a New York Times report that cites local and state health departments. By comparison, less than two months ago — on Jan. 21 — there were 811 new COVI…

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MONROE — As of Monday (March 14), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 137,980 Union County residents (out of roughly 250,000) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs.

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MONROE — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Union County continues to trend downward, with 18 new cases confirmed on Wednesday (March 9), according to a New York Times report that sources local and state health departments. The decline has been steady: on Jan. 21, there were 811 new cases c…

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MONROE — As of Monday (March 7), the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 137,828 residents in Union County have had at least one dose of a vaccine under all programs, 132,079 have had two doses of vaccines (or one dose of Johnson&Johnson vaccine) and 64,169 hav…

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MONROE — As of Friday (March 4), the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 137,776 residents of Union County have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs, 131,998 have had two doses of vaccines (or one dose of Johnson&Johnson’s vaccine) and 63…

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MONROE — As of Wednesday (March 3), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 137,725 residents in Union County (out of roughly 250,000) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs, while 131,917 have had two doses of vaccines or one…

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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 137,286 residents of Union County have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs as of Monday (Feb. 28), while 131,040 have had two doses of vaccine or one dose of Johnson&Johnson’s…

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MONROE — For the first time since December of 2021, Union County has a seven-day rolling average of less than 100 new COVID-19 cases per day. As of Wednesday (Feb 23), Union County’s seven-day average was 96 new COVID cases per day, according to a New York Times report that cites local and s…

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MONROE — As of Monday (Feb. 21), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 137,120 Union County residents (out of roughly 250,000) have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs.

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MONROE — As of Friday (Feb. 18), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 137,089 Union County residents have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 130,844 have had two doses of vaccines or one dose of Johnson&Johnson’s vaccine; the County’s…

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NORTH CAROLINA — Statewide mask mandates have been lifted with the exception of health care, long-term care facilities and transportation (like airplanes) where federal regulations remain.

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MONROE — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 137,054 Union County residents, out of roughly 250,000, have had at least one dose of a vaccine under all programs. The roughly 57% compares to 65% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.

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MONROE — Union County’s had 137,000 residents, out of roughly 250,000, receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday (Feb. 11), according to a report from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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UNION COUNTY — As of Wednesday (Feb. 9), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 136,945 residents of Union County have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs. The County’s had 130,589 residents receive either two doses of vaccines…

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MONROE — As of Friday (Feb. 7), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 136,902 Union County residents have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs.

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MONROE — As of Friday (Feb. 4), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 136,843 residents of Union County have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs.

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MONROE — It could be that the worst is behind us in relation to a surge of COVID-19 cases in Union County. Dennis Joyner, Director of the Union County Public Health Department, said the surge in cases is mimicking surges of Omicron cases worldwide.

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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 136,826 residents in Union County have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine under all programs as of Wednesday (Feb. 2). The roughly 57% compares to 65% of the state’s total population who are at lea…

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MONROE — As of Monday (Jan. 31), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 137,168 residents of Union County have had at least one dose of a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus under all programs.

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MONROE — The COVID-19 virus continues to spread faster than ever in Union County. The rolling seven-day average of 863 new cases confirmed per day in the County as of Jan. 24, as reported by The New York Times (through local and state agencies), is a dubious record.

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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports there have been 136,230 residents in Union County have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19.

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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 135,906 Union County residents have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as of Jan. 14. The roughly 57% compares to 63% of the state’s total population who are at least partially va…

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MONROE — As of Friday (Jan. 14), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 135,906 residents in Union County have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The roughly 57% compares to 63% of the state’s total population who are at least…

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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 135,796 residents of Union County have been at least partially vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, as of Wednesday (Jan. 12). The roughly 57% compares to 63% of the state’s total population who are at least …

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MONROE — As of Monday (Jan.10), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 135,636 Union County residents have been at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19. The 57% compares to 63% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.…

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MONROE — As of Friday (Jan. 7), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 135,367 residents of Union County have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The roughly 56% compares to 63% of the state’s total population who are at least …

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MONROE — Union County had a record-number 881 new COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, Jan. 3, according to The New York Times, taken from state and local health agencies. The previous record of 724 new cases reported in a day was set on Sept. 7, 2021.

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MONROE — As of Wednesday (Dec. 29), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 134,445 Union County residents have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 56% compares to 63% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. Wi…

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MONROE — Union County continues to lag behind when it comes to getting vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus. The pandemic has been responsible for the deaths of 388 residents of Union County since April of 2020, according to Union County Government.

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MONROE — The number of Union County residents who are in the hospital due to COVID-19 symptoms has more than doubled, according to the latest report on the Union County Government COVID-19 Dashboard.