UNION COUNTY — There have been 4,385 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Sept. 14), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an isolation period.
There were an average of 29 new cases confirmed in the County each day over the last week, and there were four new deaths during that span, according to NCDHHS.
As of Monday, there have been 56 virus-related deaths in the county in 2020, according to NC DHHS.
Union County Government publishes information weekly on how many people have tested positive, but are no longer being monitored. As of Sept. 9, 3,014 people are no longer being monitored. There are 15 current hospitalizations, according to county government.
For context, the United States Census Bureau estimates there are 239,859 people living in Union County as of July 1, 2019.
Across the state, there have been 185,780 confirmed cases and 3,060 virus-related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s Dashboard. There were 163 virus-related deaths in the state over the past week, according to Johns Hopkins.
Union County Government offers a local coronavirus hotline (704-292-2550), which is available Monday — Friday from 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.