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MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 133,757 Union County residents have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, and 126,815 have now been fully vaccinated as of Wednesday (Dec. 22).

According to NC DHHS data updated on Wednesday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 40,023 and the number of active cases is 1,165.

The Union County Government COVID-19 online dashboard reports 18 current hospitalizations and a positivity rate of 9.9%. There have been 383 cumulative deaths in the county.

The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Wednesday, was 10.4%.

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 1,607,378 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 19,193 virus related deaths.

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