Union County — There have been 5,913 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Oct.28), 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 30 new cases confirmed in Union County on Wednesday and one virus-related death.

As of Wednesday, there have been 65 virus-related deaths in the county, according to NC DHHS.

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 266,136 confirmed cases and 4,245 virus related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s Dashboard.