County sees another double-digit jump in total number of positive cases, now at 365

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 30, 2020

By Natalie Anderson

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s COVID-19 case count increased by double digits again on Wednesday, reaching 365 positive COVID-19 cases, according to the health department.

While no additional people died in the county after testing positive for COVID-19, 17 of the total 22 deaths have been individuals associated with the Citadel nursing home, which is one of three congregate living facilities in Rowan with an active outbreak. Four other deaths were residents of the N.C. State Veterans Home, and one who was not associated with a congregate living facility.

A total of 365 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rowan County after 2,304 tests have been conducted. Of the positive cases, 17 are currently hospitalized and 97 have recovered.

Statewide, 9,948 individuals have tested positive of the 118,440 tests conducted. Additionally, 354 individuals have died and 551 are currently hospitalized across the state.

In other COVID-19 statistics:

  • Individuals aged 65 and older make up the plurality of cases at 148. A total of 74 cases are in the 51-64 age range, 70 are aged 36-50, 69 are aged 18-35 and four are younger than 18 years old.
  • Of the positive cases, 206 individuals are white, 104 are black or African American, three are Asian, one is American Indian/Alaskan Native, 29 are white/hispanic, 15 are unknown and six are other.
  • Females still make up the majority of positive cases, at 207, while males represent 158 positive cases.
  • Zip code 28147 remains the area of the county with the most positive cases, which is where the Citadel nursing home is located. Next is 28144, a Salisbury zip code, with 84 cases and 28146, which includes part of Salisbury and a large swath of eastern Rowan.

Contact reporter Natalie Anderson at 704-797-4246.

About Natalie Anderson

Natalie Anderson covers the city of Salisbury, politics and more for the Salisbury Post. She joined the staff in January 2020 after graduating from Louisiana State University, where she was editor of The Reveille newspaper. Email her at or call her at 704-797-4246.

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