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MONROE — As of Monday (Nov. 15), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 129,339 Union County residents have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The County’s had 121,749 residents, out of roughly 250,000, fully vaccinated.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Monday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 37,178 and the number of active cases is 626. 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 30 current hospitalizations. The county positivity rate was 5.9% on Monday, down from 6.1% last week. There have been 355 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Monday, was 6.2%.

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 1,506,576 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 18,431 virus-related deaths.