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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Lincoln County COVID-19 Health Department Update for 07/31/2020

July 31, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – LINCOLN COUNTY, NC

Lincolnton,  NC  –  The Lincoln County Health Department continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19. The following counts are based on data reported to the Lincoln County Health Department as of today: there are 74 positive-active cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County, 640 positive-recovered case, 33 others have been tested and are considered persons under investigation (PUI) and 3 COVID-19 related deaths.

• A PUI is a person who was tested based on COVID-19 testing criteria and is self-isolating until test results are received. 

The next Lincoln County COVID-19 data update will be released on August 4, 2020.

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.

REMEMBER THE “3 W’s” AND REDUCE YOUR RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19
  • Wear a cloth face covering when in public.
  • Wait in lines for service at least 6 feet apart. 
  • Wash your hands often. 
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 sign up to receive Citizen Alerts about emergencies or other important community news, visit https://bit.ly/2XKYx5U
  • To find a testing site near you, visit www.ncdhhs.gov/TestingPlace
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