Current Activity: There are currently 38 reported actively ill Union County residents. This is the second consecutive week of over 25 active cases (27 cases reported on July 14). Previously, the highest number of active cases reported was 13 cases reported on May 25. One additional hospitalization was also reported over the weekend. Five of the 10 cumulative hospitalizations for Union County have been since June 29. No additional deaths have been reported since the first death reported on May 28. Currently, public health is assisting 86 individuals identified as close contacts who have been instructed to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. To date, roughly 8% of identified contacts have become ill with COVID-19.

To see an in-depth look at our cumulative data, please take a look at this week’s update from our epidemiologists. 07-20-2020 Epi Update

Cumulative Case Count Summary: The Union County Health Department is reporting 150 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of 4pm on July 20. 122 of the reported cases are lab confirmed and 28 are probable per epidemiological link or clinical diagnosis (11 of the 28 probable cases are positive antibody tests that meet the epidemiological or clinical requirements). 111 of the cumulative cases are categorized as released from isolation and no longer infectious. 38 individuals are considered current active infections and isolated during the infectious period. 1 COVID-19 associated death has been reported. Hospitalization has been required for 10 individuals during the course of their illness, 8 individuals have shown no symptoms. 90% of cases have reported mild illness (able to manage symptoms at home), 5% reported moderate illness (required hospitalization), 2% reported severe illness (required ICU care, intubation, or died as a result of their illness), and 3% were asymptomatic (had no symptoms during infectious period).

The age range is <1 to 89 years with an average age of 36.5. The 20-29 and 30-39 age groups compose the highest percentage of total cases. The illness onset ranges from Jan. 13 to Jul. 18, 2020. 55.3% of cases are female and 44.7% are male. Nearly 55% of cases reported no underlying medical conditions. 43% of cases had an unknown source of exposure, 34% were close contacts of a confirmed case, 13% had travel related exposure, 6% had likely occupational exposure (healthcare workers, first responders, prisons), 4% of cases are linked to an identified outbreak cluster.

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