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Rowan numbers climb

Jan 8, 2021

Data from the Rowan County Judge Executive's office released on Thursday.

The number of COVID-positive cases in Rowan County hit an all-time high this week.

County officials reported 38 new cases on Thursday and 48 the day before.  The County has 140 active cases as of Friday morning.  The Gateway Health Department District, which also includes Bath, Morgan and Menifee Counties, reported a total of 132 new cases within the same timeframe.

Rowan County Judge Executive Harry Clark says he is working closely with school district officials as they prepare to return to in-person learning Monday. 

  Clark says 23% of the cases in the county are 30 to 39 years old, while 18%are 19 to 29.