Union County -- There have been 7,063 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Thursday (Nov. 19) at 12:15 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 68 new cases and two new deaths confirmed in Union County on Thursday, according to NC DHHS.
As of Thursday, there have been 70 virus-related deaths in the county since April 19 of this year, according to Union County Government.
UC Government publishes information every Wednesday 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, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine's Dashboard.