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There are currently 13 positive/active cases with 10 people under investigation and 43 recovered cases. Total tests and negative tests are no longer verified for Lincoln County.
Lincolnton, NC –
The following counts are based on data reported to the Lincoln County Health Department as of 5/22/2020:
* Total test numbers and negative test numbers have not been consistently reported to Lincoln County Health Department; therefore, total tested and confirmed negative test numbers cannot be verified for Lincoln County going forward. All positive test results and PUIs reported to Lincoln County Health Department will continue to be verified and communicated once received.
The next scheduled Lincoln County COVID-19 data update will be released on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
Click HERE for info on Staying Ahead of the Curve in Phase 2. The City of Lincolnton reminds residents that the Governor’s Phase 2 EO141 re-opens more businesses effective 5/22/2020 and provides guidance through 6/26/2020. For questions about the order, see these FAQ’s. 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.
The virus is thought to spread through person-to-person contact in the following ways:
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol and rub until they feel dry.
Stay away from people who are sick and stay home as much as possible. Keeping your distance from people is important because some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
Everyone, age 2 and older, should wear a cloth face cover when in public and continue to practice social distancing. The cloth cover will help reduce the spread of infection. For instructions to make your own face cover, visit: https://bit.ly/2zjTQpJ
Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow if a tissue is not available. Throw used tissues in the trash, and immediately wash your hands.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are visibly dirty, clean with soap and water prior to disinfection, then use a household disinfectant to clean surfaces.
Most people with COVID-19 will recover at home without needing medical care. Take care of yourself and stay in touch with your doctor, while avoiding public places.
Stay in a specific room away from others and pets and use a separate bathroom, if available. Wear a cloth face cover if you must be around people outside the home.
For mild symptoms, call ahead before visiting your doctor. If you have any severe or emergency symptoms, seek medical care immediately by calling your doctor or 911.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or believe you might have it, you should stay home and separate yourself from other people in the home as much as possible. You can leave home after these three things have happened:
COVID-19 has proven stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about the disease, coupled with recent life changes can cause strong emotions in adults and children.
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