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Posted on: April 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - April 3, 2020

For Immediate Release


Phone: 980-432-1800

Rowan County COVID-19 Confirmed Cases: 44

Governor Cooper urges North Carolinians to stay at Home

Today as the first weekend of North Carolina’s Stay Home order is upon us North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper urges citizens to stay home. In a media briefing this afternoon Governor Cooper reminded everyone that “COVID-19 is still spreading quickly and that we are in a crucial time period for flattening the curve, no one is immune and currently there is no vaccine.” The Governor added that “North Carolinians have the power to help. You can stay home, if you must go out you can keep physical distance. You have the power to slow the spread.”

Rowan County Official’s echo the message from the governor and remind everyone to do their part and together we can flatten the curve.

COVID-19 testing information

738 specimens submitted, 44 specimens have tested positive.

Of the 44 positive cases we have found the following:

  • 13 of those were travel related and 31 were community acquired
  • 11 patients have recovered, 6 are hospitalized, 1 deceased, and we continue to follow-up with 26 individuals.
  • These results are from the NC State Laboratory of Public Health and all reporting hospital and commercial labs. 


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