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48 people tested so far in Lincoln County; 32 persons under investigation, 1 presumptive positive & 15 negative tests.
Lincolnton, NC – The Lincoln County Health Department continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19. As of today 48 total people have been tested for COVID-19, of those there is 1 presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Lincoln County, 32 others have been tested and are considered persons under investigation (PUI), and 15 other people have tested negative for COVID-19.
A PUI is a person who was tested based on COVID-19 testing criteria and is self-isolating until test results are received. A presumptive positive case is a person who initially tested positive in a commercial or state lab, but the test must be confirmed by the CDC before the case will be considered a confirmed positive. A negative case is a person that is no longer considered a PUI because they tested negative in a commercial or state lab for COVID-19. County and City Officials and organizations are working together to keep citizens and residents informed and updated. Lincoln County is still considered a low risk community at this time.
Lincoln County is prepared and ready to respond should COVID-19 illness be confirmed in the community. The Lincoln County Health Department wants to remind residents to stay home if sick and call ahead to your medical provider if you have flu-like symptoms. Only consider the emergency department in a true emergency to reduce the burden during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have posted current information and recommendations to our website at lincolncounty.org and will provide future updates and instructions as they become available.
For questions or concerns regarding Lincoln County please call the Lincoln County Health Department triage line at 704-736-8510 between 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
For after-hour concerns or general questions please dial 211 for assistance or call the 24/7 Coronavirus Helpline at 1-866-462-3821.
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