MONROE — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 127,853 Union County residents have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, as of Friday (Nov. 12); the County’s had 121,448 fully vaccinated.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Friday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 37,010 and the number of active cases is 659.

The Union County Government COVID-19 online dashboard reports 32 current hospitalizations. The county positivity rate was 6.1% on Friday. There have been 353 cumulative deaths in the county; the first COVID death in the county was confirmed on April 9, 2020.

The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Friday, was 5%.

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 1,501,801 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 18,391 virus related deaths.