NOTE: This story was updated Aug. 9 after first being published on Aug. 7.
Union County — There have been 3,096 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Sunday (Aug. 9), 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 24 new cases confirmed in Union County on Sunday, according to NC DHHS.
As of Friday, there have been 43 virus-related deaths in the county, according to Union County Government.
As of Aug. 5, 1,856 people in the county who tested positive are no longer being monitored, according to UC Government, and there are 17 current hospitalizations.
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 136,346 confirmed cases and 2,192 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. — 12:00 p.m. It is unavailable on the weekends.
The report on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Union County are updated with the most recent results each day at www.enquirerjournal.com.