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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

20 hours 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

2 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

3 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

6 days 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

6 days 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

7 days 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

7 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

2 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

2 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

2 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.

District judge denies Citadel nursing home’s motion for arbitration

SALISBURY – A federal district judge on Wednesday denied an arbitration motion made by the Citadel nursing home in an ongoing suit by local law ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Five new deaths, active cases top 3,000 in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Rowan County on Thursday topped 3,000 active COVID-19 cases and reported another five deaths from the coronavirus. Four of the deaths occurred outside ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Three new deaths, 102 positives reported

SALISBURY — Rowan County on Wednesday reported three new COVID-19 deaths and 102 new positives. The deaths occurred outside of congregate living facilities in the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 tests, cases decrease after Christmas while positive percentage rises

SALISBURY — Total tests conducted in North Carolina have decreased sharply following Christmas, but the percentage returning positive is headed in the opposite direction. North ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

57 new COVID-19 cases reported; 33% currently positive in Rowan County

SALISBURY — Continuing a Christmastime trend of fluctuating case increases, county health officials on Monday reported 57 new COVID-19 positives, with more than 30% of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Cooper’s mixed drink executive order receives mixed reaction from locals

SALISBURY — In an effort to give restaurants and bars a boost while ensuring public health safety, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last week that mixed ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

Ray Bost remembered as builder who constructed a larger-than-life legacy

SALISBURY — Ray Bost lived an eventful life. A large man standing about 6 feet, 3 inches, he lost an eye to cancer, broke his ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

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