Union County — There have been 7,070 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Nov.20) at 12:30 p.m., according to Union County Government’s COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an isolation period.

There were two more COVID-related deaths reported in the County on Thursday. As of Thursday (Nov. 19), there have been 70 virus-related deaths in the county in a span of 7 months (since April 19), according to Union County Government. The county government publishes information on how many people tested positive, but are no longer being monitored. As of Wednesday (Nov. 18), 4,663 people are no longer being monitored. There are 25 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 325,158 confirmed cases and 4,936 virus related deaths as of Friday, Nov. 20, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s Dashboard.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations projects 14,385 COVID-related deaths in North Carolina by March 1, 2021.

In the last week, an averaged of more than 165,000 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), bringing the total number of cases in the U.S. to 11,465,722 since Jan 21, 2020. According to the CDC, there have been a total of 249,670 COVID-related deaths.

The COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer organization formed out of The Atlantic, reports that in the United States there has been a 10.9% increase of cases over the last seven days. There are 80,698 people hospitalized with COVID and another 15,573 currently in Intensive Care Units. Almost 5,000 people are on ventilators, per data from the Tracking Project.

The COVID Tracking Project reports an increase of 7.2% in the number of cases in North Carolina over the last seven days. They report 276,132 people in the state have recovered from the virus.