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Posted on: January 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update for Lincoln County NC, 1/22/21

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There are currently 284 positive/active cases, 6,977 recoveries, and 53 deaths in Lincoln County, NC.

Lincolnton, NC –

The following counts are based on data reported to the Lincoln County Health Department as of 1/22/2021:

The Lincoln County Health Department releases the current data for Covid-19 cases for the county. This information is current as of the date of this release and may have some differences with the state’s Dashboard due to delays in data entry or undetermined designations for some data areas. To date, Covid-19 cases for Lincoln County are:

Active Cases

Recovered Cases





In regards to identified deaths for Lincoln County, only 16 are related to congregate care facilities.

At this time, active cases remain higher than in past months, and continuance of control measures around the “3 W’s” is strongly encouraged to reduce the risk of transmission within our community.

The next scheduled Lincoln County COVID-19 data update will be released on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  


City of Lincolnton & Lincoln County Resources

Vaccine Info for Lincolnton & Lincoln County - Appointment Scheduling for Eligible Groups  (currently group 2, 65+)

  • Atrium Health Lincoln - Eligible groups may schedule appointments online at this LINK
  • Lincoln County Health Department - 704-479-2206Call center info line for updates on priority groups and help with Covid Vaccine Management System (CVMS) registration, NO appointments. Messages will be returned in 48 hours.
  • Free Covid-19 Testing Appointments with Optum Serve - More info at this LINK
  • NCDHHS Vaccine Info - More at this LINK

The NC Governor’s EO181 Modified Stay-at-Home & Early Closure Order has been extended by EO188 and remains in effect through January 29, 2021. The order places NC under modified "Stay-at-Home" restrictions. Individuals must remain at home between 10PM-5AM and non-essential businesses will be closed from 10AM-5AM. The order extends capacity & gathering limits from previous orders and requires face coverings and social distancing in all public places and all indoor settings if there are nonhousehold members present, regardless of the distance away. All gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 50 outdoors. For questions about the order, see these EO 181 FAQs. See all NC Executive Orders at this LINK

The City of Lincolnton issued a proclamation mandating compliance with the face-mask requirements by businesses and persons within the City of Lincolnton.  More information, resources & links can be found on the city website 

Click HERE for info on Staying Ahead of the Curve in Phase 3.

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


  • WEAR a cloth face covering when in public.  

  • 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.


  • For additional information visit the Lincoln County website and click the COVID-19 resources tab
  • For mental health support call the free and confidential Hope4NC Helpline at 1-855-587-3463.
  • To find a testing site near you, visit
  • For state and federal information regarding COVID-19: CDC and NCDHHS 


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