UNION COUNTY — As of Wednesday, July 21, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 102,726 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 43% compares to 49% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the county, 97,473 or 41% of the county is now fully vaccinated compared to 46% statewide.
According to NC DHHS data updated on Wednesday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 25,334 and the number of active cases is 254. 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 12 current hospitalizations. The county positivity rate was 5.6% on Wednesday. There have been 228 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Wednesday, was 7.9%.
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 1,028,131 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 13,557 virus related deaths.