UNION COUNTY — There are 4,567 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Sept. 21) at 12:15 p.m., 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.
As of Monday, there have been 58 virus-related deaths in the county, according to NC DHHS. Union County Government publishes information every Wednesday on how many people tested positive, but are no longer being monitored. As of Sept.16, 3,046 people are no longer being monitored. There are 15 current hospitalizations, according to the 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 193,547 confirmed cases and 3,243 virus-related deaths over a span of roughly seven months, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s Dashboard.
Union County Government offers a coronavirus hotline (704-292-2550), which is available Monday — Friday from 8:00 a.m. until noon.