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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

10 hours 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

1 day 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

5 days 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

5 days 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

6 days 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

6 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Changes to expect when phase three starts Friday

Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced the state would move into phase three of its reopening on Friday at 5 p.m. The following are some ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

10 deaths now reported at Liberty Commons nursing home

SALISBURY — An additional COVID-19 death from Liberty Commons was reported to the county on Tuesday after 25 cases were added to the county’s data ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Nearly 400 cases considered currently active in the county

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — More than two dozen new cases were added to the county’s COVID-19 data hub on Monday, with nearly 400 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

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