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UNION COUNTY — Over the past week, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has reported an additional 3,189 individuals who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot in Union County. The total number to be partially vaccinated in the county is now 62,826 or 26.2% of the total population. Through April 27, a total of 49,346 in the county are now fully vaccinated or 20.6% of the total population.

According to NC DHHS data updated on Wednesday (Apr. 28), the total of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the county is at 23,882. This figure accounts for all reported cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an isolation period.

The Union County Government COVID-19 online dashboard reported 883 active cases and 215 total virus related deaths. The county positivity rate, reported by NC DHHS, was 8.0% on Wednesday. The state’s positivity rate was reported at 6.2%.

According to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health, any positivity rate above 5% is classified as “too high” and indicates that “more testing should probably be done.

Across the state, there have been a total of 956,536 COVID-19 cases per NC DHHS, and 12,619 virus related deaths.