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UNION COUNTY — As of Friday (Oct. 29), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 126,482 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs, while the number of fully vaccinated residents in the County is at 120,414.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Friday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 36,383 and the number of active cases is 843. 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 24 current hospitalizations. The county positivity rate was 6.8% on Friday. There have been 338 cumulative deaths in the county. The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Friday, was 4.4%.

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 1,477,514 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 18,001 virus-related deaths.