MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 131,424 Union County residents (out of roughly 250,000) have been at least partially vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus as of Monday (Nov. 29), while 122,680 county residents have been full vaccinated.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Monday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 38,050 and the number of active cases is 819. 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 40 current hospitalizations and a county positivity rate of 7.2%. There have been 363 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Monday, was 8.3%.

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 1,532,250 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 18,699 virus related deaths.

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