NOTE: This story was updated on July 19 after originally being published on July 17.
Union County — There have been 2,190 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Sunday (July 19), according to N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an isolation period.
There were 45 new cases and two new deaths confirmed in Union County on Sunday.
As of Sunday, there have been 32 virus-related deaths in the County, according to Union County Government.
As of July 15, 1,203 people in the County who tested positive for the coronavirus are no longer being monitored.
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 99,803 confirmed cases and 1,652 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. — Noon. It is unavailable on the weekends.
The report on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in Union County and across the state are updated with the most recent results daily at www.enquirerjournal.com.