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MONROE — As of Monday (Dec. 6), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 132,121 residents in Union County have been at least partially vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, 124,684 are now fully vaccinated.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Monday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 38, 646 and the number of active cases is 937, up from 823 last week.

The Union County Government COVID-19 online dashboard reported 42 current hospitalizations. The county’s positivity rate was 9% on Monday, up nearly 2% from last week. There have been 372 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Monday, was 7.1%.

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 1,553,112 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 18,835 virus related deaths.

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