Health Department reports nearly 700 active cases of COVID-19

Published 7:15 pm Thursday, December 31, 2020

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Stanly County Health Department is monitoring 679 positive individuals for COVID-19 as of Thursday.

There have been 4,421 total positive cases since the pandemic began in Stanly, and there are 25 hospitalizations and 90 deaths. Four cases of reinfection have been confirmed. A reinfection means an individual has tested positive for COVID at least 12 weeks after their first infection.

For the week of Dec. 20-26, there was a 10.7 percent positivity rate.

To schedule an appointment at the Stanly County Health Department drive-in testing site in Albemarle, call 704-982-9171. Testing is available at no cost.
The Locust testing site at Stanly Community College – Crutchfield will be closed for the holidays until Jan. 4.

For additional testing location options, consult the Find My Testing Place feature on the NC Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 website at

You can stop the spread of the virus by following the 3 W’s:
● Wear a cloth face covering.
● Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
● Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.