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January 18, 2021

Coronavirus

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

4 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.

Army veteran first to be vaccinated at Salisbury VA

SALISBURY — Thomas Vaughn knows a thing or two about vaccinations. Vaughn, an Army veteran and resident of the Community Living Center on the campus ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Rowan Medical Center vaccinates first staff members against COVID-19

SALISBURY — Passersby on Tuesday night may have heard sounds of joy inside Novant Health Rowan Medical Center when the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

COVID-19 relief package could be a ‘bridge’ for some local businesses, others might be left behind

SALISBURY — After months of negotiations, Congress on Monday came up with a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill that could provide direct payments to people ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

County sees 89 new COVID-19 cases, remains in ‘critical’ category for spread

For the second day in a row on Tuesday, Rowan County reported fewer than 100 new COVID-19 cases. There were 89 new COVID-19 cases reported ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

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.

Second vaccine for COVID-19 cleared; doses to start arriving Monday

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

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.

Second COVID-19 vaccine set for FDA approval after panel endorsement

By Matthew Perrone and Lauran Neergaard Associated Press WASHINGTON — The head of the Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that his agency will ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

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.

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.

With curfew and new alcohol restriction on the horizon, local restaurants brace for impact

SALISBURY — After a year of adapting to restrictions and limitations, local restaurants and bars will once again have to navigate new regulations through the ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

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.

Without coronavirus relief funds, COVID-19 testing, paramedic programs in jeopardy

SALISBURY —  The COVID-19 economic relief package currently being hashed out by Congress will have major implications for the country as a whole, but it ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

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.

Gov. Cooper announces modified stay-at-home order; Rowan among ‘critical spread’ counties

SALISBURY — Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday announced a statewide, COVID-19-related curfew and modified stay-at-home order that will start Friday and be in place until ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Five deaths, another triple-digit increase in cases reported in Rowan

SALISBURY — Health officials on Tuesday reported five deaths and another triple-digit increase in COVID-19 cases. The increases mean there have been 143 deaths attributed ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

County reports third triple-digit increase in COVID-19 cases in five days

SALISBURY — For the third time in five days, Rowan County on Monday reported more than 100 new cases of the coronavirus. The increase of ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Few in US adopting COVID-19 exposure apps

By Bryan Anderson and Matt O’Brien Associated Press RALEIGH — Six months ago, Apple and Google introduced a new smartphone tool designed to notify people ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

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