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Posted on: June 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Lincoln County NC, 6/12/20

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There are currently 41 positive/active cases with 19 people under investigation and 84 recovered cases. Total tests and negative tests are no longer verified for Lincoln County.

Lincolnton, NC – 

The following counts are based on data reported to the Lincoln County Health Department as of 6/12/2020:

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* Total test numbers and negative test numbers have not been consistently reported to Lincoln County Health Department; therefore, total tested and confirmed negative test numbers cannot be verified for Lincoln County going forward. All positive test results and PUIs reported to Lincoln County Health Department will continue to be verified and communicated once received.

  • A positive active case is a person who tested positive in a lab and remains in isolation until cleared. 
  • A positive recovered case is a person who tested positive in a lab but has now met the state criteria for clearance.
  • A PUI is a person who was tested for COVID-19 and is self-isolating until test results are received.  

The next scheduled Lincoln County COVID-19 data update will be released on Monday, June 15, 2020. 

Click HERE for info on Staying Ahead of the Curve in Phase 2. The Governor’s Phase 2 EO141 re-opens more businesses and provides guidance through 6/26/2020. For questions about the order, see these FAQ’s. More information, resources & links can be found on the city website www.LincolntonNC.org/Covid 

NCDHHS updates are continuously updated and track the current case counts by county, age, gender, race, etc.

LINCOLN COUNTY CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION

  • Local health department staff continue to communicate with people who may have come into close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 to provide information, resources, and support during the quarantine period.
  • It is important that you continue to work with our contact tracing team to determine your risk for COVID-19 and limit the spread in our community to protect those at high risk.
  • Contact tracers WILL NEVER ask for your social security number or financial information.
  • All information shared during the calls is considered private health information and will be kept confidential. 

REMEMBER THE “3 W’s” AND REDUCE YOUR RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19Stay_Strong_NC,_3Ws

  • WEAR a cloth face covering when in public. For instructions to make your own face cover, visit: https://bit.ly/2zjTQpJ.

  • WAIT in lines for service at least 6 feet apart to avoid close contact.
  • WASH your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or rub hands with hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol until they feel dry.

COVID-19 Considerations Going Forward: 

  • As we move through this current window of the COVID-19 epidemic, it is, unfortunately, unavoidable to see more viral transmission. This means it is likely that any of us will have one (or more) possible exposure events.
  • As cases continue to occur, many will have friends, family or their selves contract COVID19. This will create a higher degree of anxiety for some, due to the direct impact.
  • It is important to continue to recognize that the virus has a very high recovery rate.
  • It is important to note that there is a personal responsibility to relay accurate information and keep everyone healthy and safe.
    • Rumors about possible cases and/or sensationalizing occurrences does nothing but grow fear and panic and should be avoided.

COVID-19 Resources for Lincoln County:

  • Lincoln County Health Department triage line, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm: 704-736-8510.
  • Atrium Health triage line, 24/7: 704-512-5700
  • Novant Health triage line, 24/7: 877-499-1697 
  • For assistance during COVID-19, Dial 211 or 888-892-1162, or Text COVIDNC to 898211
  • If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed due to COVID-19 and would like to talk to a counselor, call the free and confidential Hope4NC Helpline at 1-855-587-3463.

MONITOR INFORMATION AS IT IS RELEASED USING THE COVID-19 NC DASHBOARD

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