NOTE: This article regarding public health was updated on July 7 at 2 p.m. after originally being posted on July 6.

UNION COUNTY — There are 1,551 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday (July 7), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an isolation period.

There were 31 new cases confirmed on Tuesday, according to NCDHHS.

As of Tuesday, there have been 25 virus-related deaths in the county, according to Union County Government..

As of July 1, 764 people in the County that have tested positive 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 are 76,290 confirmed cases and 1,446 virus-related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s Dashboard.

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