UNION COUNTY — As of Wednesday (Oct. 20), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 125,809 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 52% compares to 59% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the county, 119,338 (50%) are now fully vaccinated compared to 55% statewide.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Wednesday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 35,891 and the number of active cases is 1,115. 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 33 current COVID-related hospitalizations. The county positivity rate was 8.3% on Wednesday. There have been 331 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Wednesday, was 6.5%.

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 1,457,798 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 17,593 virus related deaths.