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81 new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday as county hints at appointment model

SALISBURY — Rowan County began the final full week of January with 81 new COVID-19 cases and few other changes to the state of the ... Read more

4 hours ago by Staff Report.

Salisbury VA uses appointment model for COVID-19 vaccinations, tops 3,300 doses

SALISBURY — Roughly one month since it gave its first COVID-19 vaccine to a veteran, the Salisbury VA Health Care System has topped 3,300 doses ... Read more

1 day ago by Josh Bergeron.

County records 19 COVID-19 deaths this week

SALISBURY — Rowan County deaths from COVID-19 this week continued to come several at a time. There were 19 deaths reported Sunday through Saturday, down ... Read more

1 day ago by Josh Bergeron.

Congregate facilities record COVID-19 deaths, county sees equal number of new cases, recoveries

SALISBURY — As Rowan County added an equal number of new COVID-19 cases and recoveries Friday, state statistics showed several new COVID-19 deaths at congregate ... Read more

2 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

‘An opportunity to be a blessing:’ St. Luke Missionary Baptist hosting COVID-19 relief program

SALISBURY — For as far as the eye could see in either direction, cars lined both sides of Hawkinstown Road near St. Luke Missionary Baptist ... Read more

3 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Small number of NC vaccine doses thrown out, official says

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina’s top public official acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that the state has ... Read more

3 days ago by News Service Report.

COVID-19 deaths, hospital bed usage continue rising in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Three weeks into the new year, Rowan County has recorded 59 COVID-19 deaths. There were seven new COVID-19 deaths added Thursday — none ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities represent growing majority in Rowan

SALISBURY — COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities continued to grow on Wednesday when seven more were added to Rowan County’s total. The county ... Read more

5 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Health Department schedules first vaccination event for those 65 and older

SALISBURY — People 65 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine during the Rowan County Health Department’s drive-thru clinic on Wednesday. The ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

County averaging 118 new COVID-19 cases per day in 2021

SALISBURY — Local data show Rowan County has already topped 2,100 new COVID-19 positives in 2021. With an average of 118 cases added every day ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

UPDATED: County reports 27 COVID-19 deaths this week

SALISBURY — With 27 since Sunday, deaths in Rowan County this week from COVID-19 were reported at their fastest pace yet. Deaths were reported Tuesday ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

State plans to prioritize vaccinations for those 65 and older

By BRYAN ANDERSON AND GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina public health officials on Thursday unveiled an updated coronavirus ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Deaths outside of congregate care facilities grow by three in Rowan

SALISBURY — The number of COVID-19 deaths outside of congregate living facilities on Thursday increased to nearly half of the total since the pandemic began. ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

County continues to draw big crowds for drive-thru coronavirus vaccinations

SALISBURY — With a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines ready to administer, volunteers and county staff on Thursday were greeted by the largest crowd yet ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Local COVID-19 deaths reach 200; Drive-thru vaccinations planned Thursday

SALISBURY — With 28 deaths since the new year began, Rowan County hit 200 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday. It’s a mark that just six other ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

County talks about best methods of vaccination distribution

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials say they will look into and consider implementing a mix of appointments and first-come, first-served events for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Four new COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan; outbreak at the Laurels declared over

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Tuesday reported four additional COVID-19 deaths among people outside of local congregate care facilities. There ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County expects new shipment of vaccine later this week after crowd at drive-thru exhausts supply

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though the first day of COVID-19 vaccinations at the West End Plaza was cut short after hundreds of locals ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Out-of-state residents can get COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — Residents of neighboring states are able to come into North Carolina to get a coronavirus ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Three additional COVID-19 deaths make 13 this week in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Friday reported three additional COVID-19 deaths during an exceptionally deadly week during which more than ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports record eight deaths as positivity rate climbs above 10%

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The state of COVID-19 continues to worsen in Rowan County as health officials reported eight deaths on Thursday along ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Health Department draws crowd as COVID-19 vaccinations begin for people older than 75

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A crowd of cars carrying locals flocked to the Rowan County Health Department on Wednesday, patiently awaiting an injection ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports five COVID-19 deaths

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Tuesday reported five COVID-19 deaths, with three among local congregate care facilities and two among ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County’s COVID-19 cases continue climb; next phase of vaccinations to begin

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials reported nearly 300 additional cases of COVID-19 Sunday and Monday as they prepared to enter a new ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

10 to Watch: Nina Oliver

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Public Health Director Nina Oliver has been leading the local pandemic response since March. And with a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Working from home prompts some to make office upgrades, forces others to adjust

SALISBURY — Even though Glenn Dixon worked from home before COVID-19 forced many employees to clock in from their houses, the improvised office he’d set ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

County, state set new coronavirus records to start 2021

SALISBURY — The county and state both set new records for COVID-19 spread as the new year began. Rowan County’s record came New Year’s Day ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

New record set in Rowan for daily COVID-19 positives

SALISBURY — The new year began with a new record for coronavirus cases in Rowan County. There were 278 new COVID-19 positives reported Friday. It ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

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