UNION COUNTY — There are 4,298 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Sept. 11), according to the Union County Government (UCG) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an isolation period.

There were 31 new cases confirmed on Friday, and three new virus-related deaths in the county were reported by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday (Sept. 10).

As of Friday, there have been 55 virus-related deaths in the county, according to UCG. Union County Government publishes information every Wednesday on how many people 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 are 180,754 confirmed cases and 2,990 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.