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UNION COUNTY — As of Monday (Nov. 22), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 130,169 Union County residents have been at least partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, 122,074 fully vaccinated.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Monday, the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 37,664 and the number of active cases is 819; last week the County was at 626 active cases.

The Union County Government COVID-19 online dashboard reports 40 current hospitalizations, up from 30 last week. The county positivity rate jumped to 7.2% on Monday, up from 5.9% last week. There have been 361 cumulative COVID deaths in the county since April of 2020.

The state’s positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS on Monday, was 6.3%.

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 1,520,471 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 18,617 virus related deaths.