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January 18, 2021

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County health data show department visits, clients served cut in half

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The number of visits made to the Rowan County Health Department for services from July to December amounts to ... Read more

4 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

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

5 days 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

7 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

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

1 week 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.

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.

Rowan County’s first baby of 2021 ‘represents hope and opportunity for all of us’

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For many, the start of a new year is accompanied with new hopes and opportunities, and the birth of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Ester Marsh: Year is all about your mindset

By Ester Marsh Let’s hope 2021 will be happy, healthy, prosperous and kind. But it’s all in the mindset isn’t it? The year 2020 was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ester Marsh.

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.

County reports more than 250 additional COVID-19 cases on Christmas Eve; one death reported

Staff Report news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For the second straight week, Rowan County has set a record for a single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

‘Making public health history:’ Rowan County Health Department begins vaccinating staff

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — About nine months after returning from maternity leave in March to lead Rowan County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County to use state program to continue free testing next year

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While last week’s discussion among Rowan County Board of Health members ended with question marks about how to continue ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports six new COVID-19 deaths; 29% of all cases currently active

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Wednesday reported six deaths, with five outside of congregate care facilities, as Rowan County continues ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

28% of all COVID-19 cases currently positive in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After 59 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Monday, 28% of all cases are currently positive in Rowan ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County, state again reach COVID-19 records; health officials say ‘peak’ yet to come

SALISBURY — Even in another week plagued by more COVID-19 deaths, another record-high increase in cases and a rising case positivity rate in Rowan County, ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

County board of health unsure about testing next year with relief funds set to expire this month

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though still awaiting a deal among federal lawmakers, the Rowan County Board of Health met virtually Wednesday evening to ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

First COVID-19 death reported at Bethamy Retirement Center; positivity rate rises again

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials reported the first COVID-19 death at Bethamy Retirement Center in Spencer on Thursday as the positivity ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Deaths in 2020 top previous two years in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The total number of deaths reported in Rowan County this year surpasses the total number of deaths reported in ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan health director answers questions about COVID-19 vaccinations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County Health Director Nina Oliver on Wednesday outlined the county’s plan to distribute the vaccine and answered questions ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Two additional COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials reported two additional COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday. One of those deaths was someone outside of a ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Nearly 25% of total COVID-19 cases in Rowan currently active

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Roughly 25% of the COVID-19 cases reported in Rowan County are currently active, according to local data. Sunday’s (116) ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

County health officials to host Q&A for COVID-19 vaccination distribution Wednesday

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With the promise of the COVID-19 vaccination in the near future for a number of North Carolinians, Rowan health ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Local, state health officials amping up efforts to combat opioid crisis following increase in overdoses since pandemic

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After a 24% increase in emergency room visits for opioid overdoses since the start of the pandemic and more ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Double-digit deaths, record case increases show worsening COVID-19 outbreak in Rowan

By Natalie Anderson and Josh Bergeron news@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Another week with a record increase in COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths, a rising positivity rate and ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports another COVID-19 death, positivity rate increases again

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Health officials on Thursday reported additional coronavirus death and an increased positivity rate as the county continued to see ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

First community walk connects people with resources to combat substance use disorder

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — In its first monthly community outreach walk on Wednesday, members of the county’s Post-Overdose Response Team provided locals with ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Three more COVID-19 deaths, new daily case record reported in Rowan

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local health officials on Wednesday reported three additional COVID-19 deaths as the county set another record for the most ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

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