Union County -- There have been 2,671 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county since March, as of Thursday (July 30) at 11:30 a.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an isolation period.

There were 60 new cases confirmed Thursday in Union County. As of Thursday, there are 39 related deaths in the county, according to NC DHHS.

As of July 29, 1,498 people in the County who tested positive for the virus are no longer being monitored, according to UC Government's communications department, and there are 15 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 120,495 confirmed cases and 1,921 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.

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The report on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in Union County and the state are updated with the most recent results daily at www.enquirerjournal.com.