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A dozen new cases as COVID-19 recoveries continue to rise

By Natalie Anderson
natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A dozen individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in the county on Tuesday, bringing the total case count to 784, after 29 tests were reported. The number of currently positive cases remains at 288.

A total of 4,274 tests have been reported in the county. Hospitalizations remain the same, at 17. Additionally, recoveries rose by 12 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 457. There have been 39 COVID-19 deaths in the county, with no additional ones Tuesday. Of those, 21 are from the Citadel, 15 are from the N.C. State Veterans Home and three aren’t associated with a congregate care facility. The average age of the deaths is 84.

A total of 216 cases are among congregate care facilities, including one employee and one resident who tested positive on Monday at the Laura Springs Road Home, an intellectual disabilities care facility located on Laura Springs Drive.

Statewide, a total of 37,160 cases have been confirmed after 535,711 tests. A total of 1,029 individuals have died, and 774 are currently being hospitalized across the state.

The average age of positive individuals in Rowan County continues to drop and is now at 48.3. Individuals aged 18-35 comprise the plurality of cases at 217, and the next highest age group is those above 65, at 199 cases. Individuals aged 36-50 comprise 189 cases, the 51-64 age group comprises 136 cases and children make up 43 of the total cases.

A total of 477 white individuals have tested positive, along with 136 black individuals, three Asian individuals, 234 Hispanic individuals, one Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander individual, 95 unknown and 71 classified as other.

A total of 388 females and 396 males have tested positive for COVID-19.

Zip code 28147 remains the area with the most cases, now at 340. It’s also where the Citadel, the largest local outbreak at a congregate living facility, is located. Zip code 28144 has 198 cases, and zip code 28146 has 77 cases.

Contact reporter Natalie Anderson at 704-797-4246.

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