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Posted on: July 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Lincoln County NC, 7/28/20

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There are currently 141 positive/active cases, 531 recoveries, 28 people under investigation, and 3 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 7/28/2020:

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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 Friday, July 31, 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 Friday, 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.

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.

EMERGING COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING REINFECTION RATES

  • Reinfection is highly unlikely once recovered, but some evidence does support the notion that reinfection is possible in some situations.
  • According to early data, antibodies developed by COVID-19 infection are considered protective against reinfection for up to 3 months after initial recovery.
  • At this time, there is not enough information available to determine the degree of immunity beyond 3 months.

COVID-19 RESOURCES IN 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
  • For a COVID-19 Lincoln County Resource Guide, visit https://bit.ly/3bAeAbf
  • 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.
  • To find a testing site near you, visit www.ncdhhs.gov/TestingPlace

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

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