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Posted on: June 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - June 7, 2020

For Immediate Release


Phone: 980-432-1800

Rowan County Case Information:

NC Reports Highest COVID-19 Numbers

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is reporting the state’s highest one day number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with 1,370 cases reported. 

Other metrics that the state is watching also increased. The percent of tests that were positive climbed to 10 percent. This metric is based only on labs that report electronically to the state. In addition, hospitalizations have exceeded 700 for three of the past five days.

“These are very concerning numbers. We must protect our loved ones and neighbors by working together. It begins with the three Ws  – wearing a face covering, waiting six feet apart and washing hands frequently. It doesn’t stop there. Testing and knowing who has been exposed so they can have the resources and support they need are our tools for slowing the spread of this virus,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D.

While Rowan County has seen an increase in positive test results, it is important to know that the number of tests is also increasing.  This is due to the County’s goal to coordinate more testing opportunities for all citizens.  The County’s medical capability remains adequate in terms of beds dedicated for COVID-19 patients and the availability of ventilators.  Please refer to the Rowan County Data Hub for more information.

The focus in Rowan County should remain on vigilance while in public.  Businesses and citizens are highly encouraged to follow the 3 W’s and respect the efforts of others to engage in healthy habits.  Even though we face fewer restrictions, it is important to maintain safe practices.   


TJ Brown

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