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Two more COVID-19 cases found in Rowan County

SALISBURY — There were relatively few changes in the COVID-19 outbreak here when Rowan County government released its daily update on Sunday.

In its update, Rowan County said there were two new cases of the coronavirus-casued disease locally and one more person hospitalized. There were no more deaths and no people added to the number of people who have recovered.

At present, 250 tests for COVID-19 in Rowan County have been positive of the 1,840 conducted (13.59%). There are currently 16 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and 12 people have died after testing positive. A total of 54 people have recovered after testing positive.

Across the state on Sunday, there were 6,493 cases of COVID-19, 172 deaths and 465 people currently hospitalized. There have been 78,772 people tested in the state for COVID-19.

Other Rowan County COVID-19 statistics are as follows:

• Females continue to represent a majority of positive cases. There are 138 females who have tested positive to 112 males.

• Of people who have tested positive, 138 are white, 63 are black or African-American, 29 are of an unknown race, 16 are white/hispanic, 2 are Asian and 2 are “other.”

• Of positive cases, 121 are among people above 65, 42 are 51-64, 43 are 36-50, 44 are 18-35 and none are below 18.

• A majority of cases are in the 28147 zip code, where there is a major outbreak at the Citadel nursing home.

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