UNION COUNTY — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 118,909 residents in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 50% compares to 56% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.
Within the county, 110,913 (46%) is now fully vaccinated compared to 51% statewide.
According to NC DHHS data updated on Monday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 32,147 and the number of active cases is 2,311. 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 42 current hospitalizations related to COVID, down from 59 last week. The county’s positivity rate was 16.5% on Monday, down slightly from 17% last week. There have been 268 cumulative deaths in the county since the first one was reported on April 9, 2020.
The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Monday, was 11.8%.
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 1,303,390 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 15,092 virus related deaths.