MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 123,245 residents of Union County have been partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus under all programs. The 51% compares to 58% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the county, 116,152 residents have now been fully vaccinated.
According to NC DHHS data updated on Monday, the cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 34,784 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 a record 74 current hospitalizations. The county’s positivity rate was 11.8% on Monday, down from 13.9% last week.
There have been 302 cumulative deaths confirmed in the county.
The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Monday, was 8.4%.
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 1,410,902 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 16,625 virus related deaths.