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MONROE — As of Wednesday (Oct. 6), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 123,499 residents in Union County have been at least partially vaccinated under all programs. In the county, 116,503 — about 49% — is now fully vaccinated compared to 54% statewide.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Wednesday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 34,957 and the number of active cases is 1,635. Cumulative figures account for all reported cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an isolation period.

The Union County Government COVID-19 online dashboard reports 74 current hospitalizations. The county positivity rate was 11.8% on Wednesday. There have been 304 cumulative deaths in the county, up two since Monday. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Wednesday, was 9.2%.

According to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health, any positivity rate above 5% is classified as “too high” and indicates that “more testing should probably be done.”

Across the state, there have been a total of 1,417,203 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 16,829 virus related deaths.