UNION COUNTY — As of Wednesday (Dec. 15), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 133,081 Union County residents have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, and 126,279 (about 53%) have been fully vaccinated.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Wednesday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 39,388 and the number of active cases is 1,258.

The Union County Government COVID-19 online dashboard reports 23 current hospitalizations. The county’s positivity rate was last reported at 10%. There have been 378 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Wednesday, was 9.1%.

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 1,580,909 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 19,043 virus related deaths.

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