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Posted on: October 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Media Release COVID-19 - October 20, 2020

For Immediate Release


Phone: 980-432-1800

Rowan County Case Information:

COVID-19 Cases Continue in Wrong Direction with the Highest One-Day Increase

This past Friday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported the state’s highest one-day increase of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases to date with 2,684 new cases reported. The department also reported the second highest number of hospitalizations, a total of 1,148, in the past 30 days.

As the numbers continue to move in the wrong direction, it is more important than ever that all North Carolinians wear a face covering over your nose and mouth, wait at least 6 feet from others and wash your hands often. We now know and science has proven that if face masks are worn correctly as one leaves their home, it will prevent the spread of COVID and other airborne viruses.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the 
Rowan County Government website for weekly testing sites.

NCDHHS also encourages people download and use 
SlowCOVIDNC, the official exposure notification app for North Carolina. SlowCOVIDNC alerts users when they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. The app relies on users to anonymously submit their positive result to notify others. The more people who download and use SlowCOVIDNC, the more we can slow the spread.

 NC DHHS has issued 
guidance for fall-related events to help minimize the risk for COVID-19 transmission. Even in small groups of close friends or extended family, it is critical that all North Carolinians wear a mask whenever they are in close contact with anyone outside their immediate family.


TJ Brown

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