Union County -- There have been 7,472 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Nov.25) at 12 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 85 new cases reported on Wednesday.
As of Tuesday, there have been 72 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 Wednesday (Nov. 18) at noon, 4,663 people are no longer being monitored. There are 23 current hospitalizations, 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 are 342,294 confirmed cases and 5,074 virus-related deaths as of Nov. 25, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine's Dashboard.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations projects 14,385 COVID-related deaths in North Carolina by March 1, 2021. The institute is part of the University of Washington.