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County finishes week with five deaths, one of 36 to receive letter from state health officials

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County ended the week with five reported deaths and nearly 13% of its cases currently active as cases ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

County adds three more COVID-19 deaths to total

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Thursday reported three deaths among residents not associated with a congregate care facility, bringing the ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Health department launches billboard campaign to encourage mask wearing, flu vaccination

SALISBURY — Masks have become a fixture of everyday life and now they might be a part of Rowan Countians’ daily commutes as well. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan County adds 24 new COVID-19 cases; state remains paused in phase three

As the state remains paused in phase three of its COVID-19 reopening plan, new cases in Rowan County are coming at a steady rate. Case ... Read more

4 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

New COVID-19 outbreak emerges at N.C. State Veterans Home, another declared over

SALISBURY — A second COVID-19 outbreak emerged Tuesday at a nursing home in Rowan County as another one was declared over. In a biweekly update ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

North Carolina unveils plan to deploy coronavirus vaccine

Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a plan Friday in which it described the residents it will ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

UPDATED: County ends week with four reported deaths; state sees highest one-day increase in cases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While cases and hospitalizations across the state surged, Rowan County finished the week with four more reported deaths and ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

State ‘moving in wrong direction’ as COVID-19 cases surge

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

County reaches 110 COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — There have now been 110 reported COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County. Thursday’s addition of a single COVID-19 death marks ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

County adds 14 new cases to data hub; state health department to hold community testing events

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County health officials added 14 COVID-19 cases to its data hub on Wednesday as the state saw slight ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Two additional COVID-19 deaths reported; state’s rate of tests returning positive grows

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, including one death at Liberty Commons and another not associated ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

New COVID-19 cases added to outbreak at Salisbury prison

SALISBURY — The number of COVID-19 cases in Rowan County increased by 21 on Monday. That number included new cases at Piedmont Correctional Institute, which ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

After 16 new COVID-19 cases reported, more than 460 considered currently active

SALISBURY — County health officials added 16 additional COVID-19 cases to the local data hub on Sunday, raising the number of active cases to more ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Rowan ends week with three COVID-19 deaths, 26 average daily cases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County ended the week with three additional COVID-19 deaths reported, 12% of total cases considered active and fewer ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

White House ups virus aid offer, resumes talks with Pelosi

By ANDREW TAYLOR and BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is boosting its offer in up-and-down COVID-19 aid talks Friday in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

County sees 106th death from COVID-positive patient

SALISBURY — Rowan County on Friday saw its 106th COVID-19 death. The death occurred outside of a nursing home, making it the 36th such death among ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rate of COVID-19 tests returning positive steadily declining; single-day increases fluctuate

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though 33 new cases were added to the county’s data hub on Thursday, the rate of COVID-19 tests returning ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

With 427 active cases, health official says COVID-19’s threat in Rowan remains steady

By Natalie Anderson and Josh Bergeron news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While daily increases have fluctuated, the COVID-19 outbreak has been relatively steady in Rowan County, says ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Health Department: Salisbury prison outbreak now up to 72 positives

SALISBURY — While single-day increases can fluctuate, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Rowan County, including in Piedmont Correctional Institute, which is now the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Trump, still infectious, back at White House

By Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin And Aamer Madhani Associated Press BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Only four COVID-19 cases added; health officials encourage flu vaccinations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While 24 cases have been reported to the county since Sunday, just four cases in that total were added ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Tillis tests positive for COVID-19, says he’s asymptomatic

By Jonathan Drew Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina announced Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, but ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

UPDATED: County ends week with seven COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Another COVID-19 death at Liberty Commons was reported to the county on Friday. It marked the seventh death reported ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

President Trump to be hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

By Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

President Trump, first lady test positive for COVID-19

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Rate of COVID-19 tests returning positive drops below 8%

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The rate of COVID-19 tests returning positive in Rowan County is now at 7.91%, according to data from the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County moves up to fourth in state for COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two additional COVID-19 deaths among residents not associated with a local congregate care facility were reported to the county ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

North Carolina moves to Phase 3, but COVID progress is ‘fragile’

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday that bars, amusement parks and movie theaters can ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

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