UNION COUNTY — There have been 6,906 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday (Nov. 17) at 12:45 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 57 new cases confirmed on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, there have been 67 virus-related deaths in the county, according to NC DHHS. Union County Government publishes information every Wednesday on how many people tested positive, but are no longer being monitored. As of Nov. 11, 4,279 people are no longer being monitored. There are 19 current hospitalizations, one more than last week, 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 317,495 confirmed cases and 4,852 virus related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University & Medicine’s Dashboard.