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June 18, 2021

Health

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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan health director: Local vaccine distribution plan will require ‘all hands on deck’

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With the approval of two potential COVID-19 vaccinations right around the corner, Rowan County Public Health Director Nina Oliver ... Read more

6 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats also a concern

By MARION RENAULT and WILSON RING Associated Press BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical ... Read more

7 months ago by News Service Report.

UPDATED: Another week of grim statistics show worsening state of virus in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — It was a week plagued by a list of grim milestones reached in both Rowan County and North Carolina: ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County, state set new records for COVID-19 as growing positivity rate signals ‘critical levels’ of community spread

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two COVID-19 deaths, a new congregate care outbreak, a positivity rate that now surpasses 8% and a new single-day ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports 69 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Wednesday reported 69 additional cases of COVID-19, with 18.5% of all cases currently active. As ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County reports two new COVID-19 deaths, two weeks of 50-case daily increases

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County health officials on Tuesday reported two additional COVID-19 deaths as the county reached 14 consecutive days with at ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

COVID-19 cases in Rowan continue to surge after 50 new cases added; 19% of total cases active

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Rowan County, with at least 50 cases having been reported each day for ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

10 more counties found with ‘critical’ spread as Gov. Cooper tightens mask-wearing restrictions

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY —  Just as an additional 10 counties have reached a “critical” level of viral spread, Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Ester Marsh column: Eat sensibly with Thanksgiving just a few days away

Don’t blow your diet with Thanksgiving! You finally got back on a schedule of working out and eating better and here we are, just a ... Read more

7 months ago by Ester Marsh.

UPDATED: County ends week with several worsening COVID-19 statistics

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — An increased positivity rate, an “orange” code designation and a new statewide record are among some of the metrics ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

State reports record COVID-19 increase; positive test percentage continues rise in Rowan

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the number of currently positive cases and rate of positive tests in Rowan County continues to rise, the ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Nearly 800 COVID-19 cases currently active in county

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The number of active COVID-19 cases rose to nearly 800 on Wednesday as the state reported one of its ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County adds 72 new COVID-19 cases since Sunday; testing sites released

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After adding 72 additional cases on Sunday and Monday combined, Rowan County currently ranks 17th in the state for ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Ester Marsh column: Why rest is so important

Week four of our Strong Challenge focused on rest. Sometimes when we get into the swing of things, we get worried that when we take ... Read more

7 months ago by Ester Marsh.

UPDATED: Increasing positivity rate among several grim trends in worsening coronavirus statistics

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise across the country, the same is happening in Rowan County, ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County passes 600 active COVID-19 cases again

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan County on Thursday surpassed 600 active COVID-19 cases for the second time as it marked its 14th day ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

County ends week with two COVID-19 deaths, two new outbreaks as 12% of cases remain active

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — County data show that more than 100, or about 12%, of currently active COVID-19 cases are among Black and ... Read more

7 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

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