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Posted on: August 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Lincoln County NC, 8/11/20

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There are currently 113 positive/active cases, 721 recoveries, 18 people under investigation, and 10 deaths in Lincoln County, NC.

Lincolnton, NC – 

The following counts are based on data reported to the Lincoln County Health Department as of 8/11/2020:


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  • The Lincoln County Health Department is confirming another death associated with COVID-19 in Lincoln County. The recent death is an individual in their 80’s with previous underlying health conditions. It is always tragic to lose one of our community members. Our thoughts and prayers go out to these families. With regards to the 10 deaths, 7 are related to a congregate-care facility. Lincoln County Health Department continues to work with congregate living facilities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
  • A PUI is a person who was tested for COVID-19 and is self-isolating until test results are received.
  • As of July 21, 2020, it is no longer recommended to require re-testing for negative test results (except in specific circumstances where an individual has a severely compromised immune system or pre-existing health conditions) to discontinue isolation to return to normal activities such as returning to work. 

The next scheduled Lincoln County COVID-19 data update will be released on Friday, August 14, 2020. 

Click HERE for info on Staying Ahead of the Curve in Phase 2. The Governor’s Phase 2 Extension EO155 issued August 5 extends "Safer at Home Phase 2" guidance through Friday, September 11th, 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 147/155 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.

COVID-19 RESOURCES IN LINCOLN COUNTY

  • Lincoln County Health Department triage line, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm: 704-736-8510
  • For mental health support call the free and confidential Hope4NC Helpline at 1-855-587-3463.
  • To find a testing site near you, visit www.ncdhhs.gov/TestingPlace
  • For state and federal information regarding COVID-19: CDC and NCDHHS 

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


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