Union County — There have been 2,611 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (July 29), according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out of an isolation period.
There were 39 new cases and one new virus-related death on Wednesday, according to NCDHHS. As of Wednesday, there have been 39 virus-related deaths in the county, according to the NC DHHS COVID dashboard.
The most impacted zip codes include: 28110 (Monroe) with 765 reported cases and 16 deaths; and 28112 (Monroe), which has reported 514 cases and seven deaths.
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 116,924 confirmed cases and 1,863 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. — 12 p.m. (noon). It is unavailable on the weekends.