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November 26, 2020

Coronavirus

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Four new COVID-19 deaths, total of 131 reported in Rowan

SALISBURY — On the eve of Thanksgiving, Rowan County reported four new COVID-19 deaths. Two of the new deaths occurred at Elmcroft of Salisbury, an ... Read more

13 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

Local health officials see record testing numbers ahead of Thanksgiving

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the number of COVID-19 cases have increased at steeper rates in Rowan County, local health officials say the ... Read more

2 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Small business owners seek lifeline in new grant program offered by Rowan County

SALISBURY — Shelly Corriher, Suzanne Phillips and Jeff Penfil were among a handful of small business owners sitting in the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Room ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Stansell.

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

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

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

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Raptors will play in Tampa after Canada says no

By ROB GILLIES and TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will start the NBA season next month in Tampa, Florida, because ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Sports.

‘Life of the school’: Livingstone College remembers student who died from COVID-19

SALISBURY — Jamesha Waddell had a smile you couldn’t miss. More often than not, she was smiling, even if she was just walking to class. ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Livingstone College student dies from COVID-19 complications, school says

SALISBURY — Livingstone College on Thursday night said a 23-year-old senior died earlier in the day because of COVID-19 complications. Jamesha Waddell left campus on ... Read more

7 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

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 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan Chamber of Commerce’s speaker talks about navigating new paid leave law

SALISBURY — Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the spring, it has disrupted many aspects of everyday life, including work. Parents who are employed have ... Read more

7 days ago by Ben Stansell.

‘Tired to the bone’: Hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases

By Paul J. Weber And Sarah Rankin Associated Press Overwhelmed hospitals are converting chapels, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hallways, even a parking garage into patient treatment ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Pfizer: COVID-19 shot 95% effective, seeking clearance soon

By Linda A. Johnson and Frank Jordans Associated Press Pfizer said Wednesday that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, is safe ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

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

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

County government creates grant program to help local businesses hurt by COVID-19

SALISBURY — Help is on the horizon for some local small businesses. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners at its meeting on Monday night approved ... Read more

1 week ago by Ben Stansell.

Rowan designated ‘orange’ in state’s new COVID-19 classification system

SALISBURY — A color-coded system released Tuesday for COVID-19 spread in North Carolina puts Rowan County in the “orange” category and adjacent Davie County as ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Active COVID-19 cases continue climbing to new records in Rowan; two new deaths reported

SALISBURY — Active COVID-19 cases in Rowan County continued climbing to new heights Tuesday when local health officials reported an additional 65 COVID-19 positives in ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

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

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Oregon, New Mexico order lockdowns as other states resist

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, CARLA K. JOHNSON and LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

County, state set new records for COVID-19 cases

SALISBURY — Both Rowan County and the state of North Carolina set new COVID-19 records Wednesday. Rowan County set a record for the largest number ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Gov. Cooper lowers gathering limit; Rowan County reports another COVID-19 death

Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday lowered the state’s indoor and outdoor gathering limits and extended other aspects of phase three of reopening. The order lowers ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Active COVID-19 cases climb to record heights in Rowan County

SALISBURY — With new positive coming faster than recoveries, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Rowan County has set records in six of the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

By Linda A. Johnson and Lauran Neergaard AP Medical Writers Pfizer said Monday that early results from its coronavirus vaccine suggest the shots may be ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Ask Us: When are coronavirus cases considered recovered?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online Mondays and in print on Tuesdays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

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

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump chief of staff Meadows diagnosed with COVID-19

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows has been diagnosed with the coronavirus ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County ending week with two new COVID-19 deaths, two new congregate outbreaks

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The county is ending election week with two additional COVID-19 deaths and two new congregate care facililty outbreaks as ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

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