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UNION COUNTY — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 109,013 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs as of Wednesday (Aug. 11). The 45% compares to 51% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the county, 101,555 are now fully vaccinated.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Wednesday, the total number of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 26,966 and the number of active cases is 986. 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 20 current hospitalizations. The county positivity rate was 11.9% on Wednesday. There have been 230 cumulative deaths in the county, including two this month. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Wednesday, was 12.8%.

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 1,094,886 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 13,784 virus related deaths.