38 new COVID-19 positives, nearly 400 new vaccinations reported in Rowan

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 19, 2021

SALISBURY — The Thursday update from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday showed a few dozen new positives and nearly 400 total vaccinations administered.

No new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported this week, leaving the total since the start of the pandemic at 291.

The following are the latest local statistics from Thursday’s data update:

• 38 new COVID-19 positives, making the total 371 in the previous two weeks and 15,354 since the start of the pandemic.

• 6.6% of tests in the county currently positive for COVID-19.

• 284 new first doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered to Rowan residents.

While the Rowan County Health Department said earlier this week it planned to administer 500 first doses during its drive-thru clinic Wednesday, people who live elsewhere can travel to Salisbury to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The county also can be left with extra doses if people do not show for a scheduled vaccination appointment.

• 103 new Rowan County residents fully vaccinated.

This brings the total number of people fully vaccinated in the county to 13,530, or 9.5% of the population. The state average is 12.2%.

• 221 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Rowan County’s region, the Triad Health Care Preparedness Coalition.

Statewide on Thursday, there were 2,004 new positives and 995 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 11,783 COVID-19 deaths in North Carolina.