UNION COUNTY — As of Friday (Oct. 15), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 124,481 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The roughly 52% compares to 58% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.
Within the county, 117,918 (about 49%) of the county is now fully vaccinated compared to 54% statewide.
According to NC DHHS data updated on Friday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county has reached 35,655 and the number of active cases is 1,115, according to data from the Union County Covid-19 Dashboard. 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 reports 33 current hospitalizations. The county positivity rate was 8.3% on Saturday. There have been 328 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Friday, was 6.1%.
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 1,446,881 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 17,456 virus related deaths.
Story updated Saturday, October 16, 2021 with hospitalization, testing and active case data from the Union County Government Dashboard and virus related statewide deaths.