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CDC panel recommends expanded COVID-19 vaccine booster rollout

By Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe Associated Press WASHINGTON — Millions more Americans are closer to getting a COVID-19 booster as influential government advisers on ... Read more

8 hours ago by News Service Report.

Catawba College will require COVID-19 vaccinations in 2022

SALISBURY — Catawba College students, faculty and staff on the campus have 10 weeks to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the school announced Friday. Catawba ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Four new COVID-19 deaths make 433 in Rowan since start of pandemic

SALISBURY — COVID-19 deaths among Rowan County residents increased by four on Thursday, making seven this week. There have now been 433 deaths since the ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press U.S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County Sheriff’s deputy dies after contracting COVID-19

SALISBURY — Rowan Sheriff’s Office Master Deputy William “Billy” Marsh died Sunday at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte after a battle with COVID-19. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Rowan County COVID-19 death toll rises to 426

SALISBURY — The COVID-19 death toll in Rowan County started last week at 414 and ended at 426 on Friday. The 12 deaths reported last ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Boosters, employer mandates drive increase in COVID-19 vaccines

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press The number of Americans getting COVID-19 vaccines has steadily increased to a three-month high as seniors and people with medical ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

After second-deadliest month for COVID-19, Rowan County now at 421 deaths

SALISBURY — State health officials on Wednesday reported three new deaths in Rowan County from COVID-19. The new deaths bring Rowan County’s total to 421 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Four new COVID-19 deaths reported

SALISBURY — COVID-19 deaths among Rowan County residents increased by four on Monday. There have now been 418 deaths since the start of the pandemic, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Number of people vaccinated in Rowan County declines after data error discovered

SALISBURY — The number of people vaccinated in Rowan County dropped by more than 10,000 on Friday after some people vaccinated here were erroneously counted ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

US hits 700,000 COVID deaths just as cases begin to fall

By AMY FORLITI and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The United States reached its latest heartbreaking pandemic milestone Friday, eclipsing 700,000 deaths ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

COVID-19 death toll hits 410 since start of pandemic, 50 for September

SALISBURY — The COVID-19 death toll in Rowan County grew by several on Thursday as the number of fatalities since the start of the pandemic ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County top 400 since start of pandemic

SALISBURY — State data on Wednesday showed eight new COVID-19 deaths among Rowan County residents. The new deaths bring the death toll among Rowan County ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

State data show majority of Rowan County residents vaccinated against COVID-19

SALISBURY — About nine months after the first locals received their shots, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services data on Monday showed a majority ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

With COVID statistics still concerning, local health experts weigh in on the safety of gatherings

SALISBURY — As COVID-19 remains a threat for Rowan Countians, local health experts are weighing in on safety measures for large gatherings and events. Dr. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan County’s COVID-19 death toll tops 40 for September

SALISBURY — Now 24 days through September, Rowan County has seen at least 44 residents die from COVID-19, according to North Carolina Department of Health ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Crowd turns out to raise money for hospitalized sheriff’s deputy

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has fired up grills in its parking lot 100 or more times to raise money for employee needs or nonprofits, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 death tally continues rising, now at 391 in Rowan County

SALISBURY — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported four new COVID-19 deaths among Rowan County residents, bringing the death tally ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Stage set for COVID-19 booster shots

By Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe AP Medical Writers The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

A third of workers in Cooper order not vaccinated

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — More than one-third of the 56,000 North Carolina government employees included in Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

State reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths in Rowan County, 18 this week

SALISBURY — With 10 new deaths reported Wednesday, Rowan County’s COVID-19 fatalities reached 387 since the start of the pandemic. Dates of death vary, but ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 deaths in Rowan grow to 378 since start of pandemic

SALISBURY — With one new death reported, the total number of COVID-19 fatalities since the start of the pandemic grew on Tuesday to 378. It’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

375 employees noncompliant with Novant Health’s vaccination requirement

SALISBURY — Novant Health says 375 of its 35,000 staff members are noncompliant with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Novant Health operates Rowan Medical Center as ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Seven new COVID-19 fatalities bring September death toll to 27

SALISBURY — COVID-19 deaths continued to come several at a time on Monday when state health officials reported seven new fatalities among local residents. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 cases continue decline as week brings 12 new deaths

SALISBURY — COVID-19 cases in Rowan County continued to decline last week as data showed 12 news deaths attributed to the virus. Six of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Outside experts back COVID-19 booster shots only for seniors, high-risk individuals

By MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

For second day in a row, six new COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan County

SALISBURY — For the second day in a row, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported six COVID-19 deaths among Rowan ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

September COVID-19 death toll in Rowan County grows to 14

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s September COVID-19 death toll grew to 14 on Wednesday when the state reported six new deaths. The new deaths come as ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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