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Posted on: February 9, 2021

COVID-19 Update for Lincoln County NC, 2/9/21

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Currently 344 positive/active cases, 7,852 recoveries, and 65 deaths in Lincoln County, NC.

Lincolnton, NC –

The following counts are based on data reported to the Lincoln County Health Department as of 2/9/2021:

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 – 344

  • Recovered Cases – 7,852

  • Deaths – 65

In regards to identified deaths for Lincoln County, 26 are related to congregate care facilities.

At this time, active cases remain high compared to 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 Friday, February 12, 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 - 704-479-2206: 

    • Call center info line for updates on priority groups and help with Covid Vaccine Management System (CVMS) registration

    • NO appointments at this number. Messages will be returned if you get voicemail.

    • Lincoln County Health Department has updated appointment scheduling with limited vaccine availability. 

  • Free Covid-19 Testing Appointments with Optum Serve - More info at this LINK

  • NCDHHS Vaccine Info - More at this LINK

  • Starting February 24, the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to anyone working in childcare or PreK-12 schools. North Carolina plans to move to additional frontline essential workers on March 10.

The NC Governor’s EO181 Modified Stay-at-Home & Early Closure Order has been extended by EO189 and remains in effect through February 28, 2021. The order places NC under a modified "Stay-at-Home" order from 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. It also requires nighttime closure from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for certain businesses and activities and prohibits the sale and service of alcohol for onsite consumption from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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 Updated 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 the NCDHHS COVID Info Hub.

Click HERE for the NCDHHS Dashboard with continuously updated 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.


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