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August 8, 2020

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Salisbury VA Community Living Center outbreak now considered over

SALISBURY — State and county health officials on Friday confirmed that the outbreak at the W. G. Hefner VA Community Living Center is now considered ... Read more

11 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

New COVID-19 outbreak grows at Salisbury nursing home

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional 13 cases at the Autumn Care of Salisbury were reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 24. ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Autumn Care becomes newest site of COVID-19 outbreak

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Health Department on Wednesday reported a new nursing home outbreak at Autumn Care of Salisbury. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Recoveries rise in addition to 29 new positives

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional 29 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rowan County, but recoveries continue to rise. The increase ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Gotta’ Run: Humidity and other updates

Running is a daily struggle right now with the oppressive south Florida-style humidity. On a recent morning, I planned to do 5-6 miles but tempered ... Read more

6 days ago by David Freeze.

Dr. Chris Magryta column — Coronavirus update

By Dr. Chris Magryta Rowan Pediatric Associates Latest numbers show that, on balance, COVID-19 incidence is rising rapidly in certain parts of the nation while ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Thousands of negative tests added to local COVID-19 total

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Following the addition of thousands of previously uncounted negative tests, Rowan County’s rate of positive cases stood at 9.37% ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Local restaurant already struggling worries about effects of alcohol order

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The governor’s order to halt the sale of alcohol after 11 p.m. is effective Friday. And while a significant ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

COVID-19 deaths in Rowan most prevalent among white residents over 65

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Most deaths from COVID-19 in the county have been among white residents over the age of 65, according to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County to provide more accurate look at COVID-19 case positive rate

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials are working to give a once-a-week statistic about the percent of positive COVID-19 cases, which aims ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

United Way awards grants to health department, Nazareth Child and Family Connection

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County United Way last week awarded more grants from its COVID-19 Relief Fund that will go toward ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Doctor from Salisbury helps family with nonprofit while living in Chicago

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One Salisbury native may have taken his medical talents to Chicago, but he’s helping his family make an impact ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Dr. Chris Magryta column: Back to school

By Dr. Chris Magryta Salisbury Pediatric Associates I thought that it would be useful to discuss teachers and risk moving forward. Teachers are about to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

County sees new COVID-19 outbreaks at group homes, clarifies miscommunication

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County officials on Friday released the names of two local group homes where five cases of COVID-19 have been ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

UPDATE: County says child care facility notified health department of positive case

SALISBURY — Following publication of the initial version of this story, county spokesperson TJ Brown told the Post Friday morning Cornerstone Child Development Center reported ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan’s COVID-19 deaths continue to grow outside of nursing homes

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One local resident not associated with a congregate care facility has died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County sees another modest increase in cases; releases testing site information

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For the second day in a row, fewer than 10 cases of COVID-19 were reported to the county after ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Locals hopeful program will help mitigate fresh food insecurity

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — One local organization is hopeful that the success of this year’s farmers market and more vouchers allotted to WIC ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Dr. Chris Magryta column: Melanoma awareness

By Dr. Chris Magryta Salisbury Pediatric Associates Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, but it is by far not the most common. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

County breaks month-long streak of double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Saturday broke Rowan County’s nearly month-long trend of double-digit increases in new cases after nine additional cases were reported ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan County records more than 100 COVID-19 recoveries this week

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For about a month, Rowan County has seen daily double-digit increases in total COVID-19 cases. But the number of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Amid weeks-long trend of double-digit positives, active cases decrease in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An additional 38 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the county on Thursday, continuing a weeks-long trend of double-digit ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Midweek COVID-19 increase comes with big improvements in recoveries, hospitalizations

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county on Wednesday reported an additional 27 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the county, but that number ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan ranks 73 out of 100 in state for overall health, says State of the County Health Report

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Alyssa Harris, the county’s community health manager, presented some grim statistics Monday that show a decrease in the county’s ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan County follows state in trends on hospitalization disparity

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Demographic data provided by Rowan County on hospitalizations show Hispanic and Black residents are being disproportionately hospitalized with COVID-19. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Dr. Chris Magryta column: COVID vaccine — what is the story?

By Dr. Chris Magryta Salisbury Pediatric Associates Has there ever been a successful vaccine made against a beta coronavirus? Not to my knowledge despite the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Lifestyles.

Gotta’ Run: The best kind of sibling rivalry

Noah Julian is the reigning Rowan Country high school runner of the year. This fall, as a senior, he welcomes his brother, freshman Eli, to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by David Freeze.

UPDATED: Three employees at veterans home home test positive; state sees another record increase

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — For 21 days in a row, Rowan County has seen double-digit increases new positive tests, with 27 new cases ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

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