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MONROE — As of Friday (Nov.19), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 129,766 in Union County have been at least partially vaccinated for COVID-19 and 121,950 residents have now been fully vaccinated.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Friday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 37,486 and the number of active cases is 626.

The Union County Government COVID-19 online dashboard reports 30 current hospitalizations. The county’s positivity rate was 5.9% on Friday. There have been 357 cumulative deaths in the county. 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 1,514,879 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 18,583 virus related deaths.