MONROE — As of Wednesday (Sept. 8), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 117,685 residents in Union County have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 49% compares to 55% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.
Within the county, 109,356 (46%) residents have now been fully vaccinated, compared to 51% statewide.
According to NC DHHS data updated on Wednesday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 31,103 and the number of active cases is 2,041. 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 59 current hospitalizations. The county’s positivity rate was 17% on Wednesday. There have been 261 cumulative deaths in the county, including 33 deaths confirmed over the past six weeks.
The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Wednesday, was at 15.8%.
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 1,267,333 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 14,848 virus related deaths.