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Posted on: July 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Lincoln County NC, 7/17/20

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There are currently 152 positive/active cases, 364 recoveries, 48 people under investigation, and 2 deaths. 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 7/17/2020:

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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. All positive test results and PUIs reported to the Lincoln County Health Department will continue to be verified and communicated once received.

  • A positive active case is a person who tested positive and remains in isolation until cleared. 
  • A positive recovered case is a person who 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, July 21, 2020. Future updates will be on Tuesdays/Fridays.

Click HERE for info on Staying Ahead of the Curve in Phase 2. The Governor’s Phase 2 Extension EO151 issued July 16 extends "Safer at Home Phase 2" guidance through Firday, August 7th and requires face coverings in all public places. For questions about the order, see these FAQs. Click for NCDHHS guidance on face coverings. The City of Lincolnton has issued a proclamation with the intent of mandating compliance with the requirements established by EO 147 by businesses and persons within the City of Lincolnton.  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.

ONLINE TOOLS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO TESTING 

Do you think you should be tested for COVID-19?

  • Check My Symptoms Tool: www.ncdhhs.gov/symptoms 
    • A public website that allows people to check their symptoms to decide if they should be tested. 
  • Find My Testing Place: www.ncdhhs.gov/TestingPlace 
    • A public website that helps people locate testing sites near you.
  • COVID-19 Community Team Outreach (CCTO) Tool
    • Online software that helps people track their symptoms when advised to do so by the COVID-19 Community Team to help with contact tracing statewide. Access to the tool will be provided as needed.

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 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 the Coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, the likelihood of being exposed to COVID-19 will continue to increase as cases increase.
  • As cases continue to increase, many residents will know someone that may become infected while others may contract COVID-19 themselves.
  • While stress and anxiety may run high due to direct impact, it is important to understand that the virus has a very high recovery rate.
  • Please refrain from spreading rumors and inaccuracies regarding COVID-19 occurrences to help reduce stress and minimize community panic. 

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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