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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Lincoln County COVID-19 Health Department Update for 10/30/2020

October 30, 2020


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 122 positive-active cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County 2292 positive-recovered case, and 20 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 20 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.

  • As of September 25, 2020, the health department will no longer report PUI counts for Lincoln County. As more testing sites have become available in our region, the PUIs reported to the health department do not reflect the actual number of residents who are considered a PUI.
  • 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 November 3, 2020.

  • Wear a cloth face covering when in public.
  • Wait in lines for service at least 6 feet apart. 
  • Wash your hands often. 
  • To find a testing site near you, visit
  • 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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