Union County — There have been 2,823 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Aug. 3) at 1:45 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.

There were 21 new cases confirmed in the county on Monday. As of Monday there have been 41 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 July 29, 1,498 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 are 126,640 confirmed cases and 1,995 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 p.m. It is unavailable on the weekends.Coronavirus coverage

The report on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and virus-related deaths in Union County is updated daily with the most recent results at www.enquirerjournal.com.