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Posted on: April 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - April 24, 2020

For Immediate Release


Phone: 980-432-1800

Rowan County Case Information:

Increase to Positive Case Count Due to Community Spread

As more of our community receives COVID-19 testing results, there is a clear indication that Rowan County needs to improve on its commitment to Stay-at-Home and ensure social distancing.  The majority of today’s positive case increase is due to community spread. 

This person-to-person virus spread increases when we don’t maintain 6 feet of separation between each other.  Additionally, traveling outside our homes dramatically increases the risk of contracting the virus.  We should only leave our homes for essential needs like food, medication, and employment.

The Public Health Command Center, Rowan County Leadership, and Community Leaders agree: staying at home is our best chance to fight the Corona Virus.  Our community is precious and we need to protect each other.  Please stay home to protect yourself and your family.

Additional COVID-19 Statistics

Combined update of hospital beds and ventilators in Rowan County:

  • Hospital Beds: 102 beds dedicated for COVID-19 patients, 18 hospitalized COVID-19 patients
  • Ventilators: 61 ventilators on hand, 5 in use


TJ Brown

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