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UNION COUNTY — As of Monday (July 26), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 104,375 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 44% compares to 49% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the county, 99,010, or 41%, of the county is now fully vaccinated compared to 46% statewide.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Monday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 25,570 and the number of active cases is 379. Roughly a month ago, Union County was down to 89 active cases. 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 reported nine current hospitalizations. The county positivity rate was 7.3% on Monday, which is more than quadruple the 1.8% positivity rate in the county in early July. There have been 228 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Monday, was 8.6%.

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 1,037,373 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 13,586 virus-related deaths.