Union County — There are 2,802 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Sunday (Aug. 2), according to N.C. Department of Health and Human Service's COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an isolation period.
As of Saturday, UC Government is reporting there have been 41 COVID-19 related deaths in the county in 2020.
As of Wednesday (July 29), 1,498 people who tested positive in the county 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 are 125,330 confirmed cases and 1,983 virus-related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s Dashboard.
Union County Government wants residents to be aware of the local coronavirus hotline: 704-292-2550, which is available Monday — Friday from 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. It is unavailable on the weekends.