Union County — There have been 1,579 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Union County as of Wednesday (July 8) at 12 p.m., 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 28 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among County residents on Wednesday, according to Union County Government’s communications department.

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

As July 1, 764 people in the County who tested positive for the virus 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 have been 76,847 confirmed cases and 1,450 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. — 5:00 p.m. It is unavailable on the weekends.

Coronavirus coverage

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