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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Lincoln County COVID-19 Health Department Update for 09/18/2020

September 18, 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 98 positive-active cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County, 1310 positive-recovered case, 16 others have been tested and are considered persons under investigation (PUI) and 14 COVID-19 related deaths.

  • It is always tragic to lose one of our community members. Our thoughts and prayers go out to these families. With regards to the 14 deaths, 9 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 forCOVID-19 and is self-isolating until 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 severe compromised immune system or pre-existing health conditions) to discontinue isolation to return to normal activities such as returning to work.

The next Lincoln County COVID-19 data update will be released on September 22, 2020.

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
  • To find a testing site near you, visit www.ncdhhs.gov/TestingPlace
  • 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.
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