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MONROE— The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports 118,321 in Union County have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 49% compares to 56% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated.

In the county, 110,166 or 46% of residents are now fully vaccinated compared to 51% statewide, according to the report.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Friday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 31,458 and the number of active cases is 2,041. 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 59 current hospitalizations related to COVID. The county’s positivity rate was 17% on Friday. There have been 266 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Friday, was 12.1%.

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 1,279,500 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 15,019 virus related deaths.