UNION COUNTY — There have been 4,834 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Sept.28), 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 59 virus-related deaths in the county since March of 2020, 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.23, 3,427 people are no longer being monitored. There are six current hospitalizations, according to the county government, down from 15 the week before.

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 207,349 confirmed cases and 3,441 virus-related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s Dashboard.

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.