UNION COUNTY — As of Wednesday, Aug. 11, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 110,580 in the county have been partially vaccinated against COVID-19 under all programs. The 46% compares to 52% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the county, 102,517 or 43% of the county is now fully vaccinated.
According to NC DHHS data updated on Monday, Aug. 16, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 27,622 and the number of active cases is 1,450, compared to 986 last week.
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 reported 20 current hospitalizations. The county positivity rate was 13.2% on Monday. There have been 233 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Monday, was 12.8%.
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 1,122,412 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 13,842 virus related deaths.