NOTE: This article was updated on July 15 after originally being written on July 13.
Union County — There are 1,942 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (July 15), 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 33 new cases confirmed in the County on Wednesday, and three more virus-related deaths, according to NC Department of Health and Human Services.
There have now been 30 virus-related deaths in the county, as of Wednesday, according to NC Department of Health and Human Services.
There have been 909 people in Union County who tested positive and are no longer being monitored as of July 8, according to UC 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 90,000 confirmed cases and 1,571 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. — Noon. It is unavailable on the weekends.
The report on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and virus-related deaths in Union County and across the state are updated daily at www.enquirerjournal.com.