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Posted on: March 5, 2021

COVID-19 Update for Lincoln County NC, 3/5/21

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Currently 90 positive/active cases, 8,694 recoveries, and 80 deaths in Lincoln County, NC. Lincoln County Health Department to open limited online appointment slots next week.

Lincolnton, NC –

The following counts are based on data reported to the Lincoln County Health Department as of 3/5/21:

  • Active Cases – 90

  • Recovered Cases – 8,694

  • Deaths – 80

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.


In regards to identified deaths for Lincoln County, 35 are related to congregate care facilities.

As a reminder, the number of active cases reported on Tuesday includes new cases received over a four-day period.

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 Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

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City of Lincolnton & Lincoln County Resources

Vaccine Info for Lincolnton & Lincoln County - Appointment Scheduling for Eligible Groups  (Groups 1-3, prioritized)

The NC Governor’s EO195 Eases Restrictions effective 2/26/21. It eliminates the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to stay at home and businesses to close to the public between 10 pm and 5 am. The number of people who may gather indoors is now 25, while 50 remains the limit for outdoors. The curfew on the sale of alcohol for onsite consumption is now 11 pm. EO195 has two general categories of occupancy restrictions: 30% capacity and 50% capacity. Indoor facilities in the 30%-occupancy category may not exceed two hundred fifty (250) people per indoor room or indoor space.  

The order 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.

For questions about the order, see the EO195 FAQ's. View 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 www.LincolntonNC.org/Covid 

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.

REMEMBER THE “3 W’s” AND REDUCE YOUR RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19Stay_Strong_NC,_3Ws

  • 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.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Lincoln County Health Department Media Release

COVID-19 Snapshot 18 3.5.2021

Lincoln County Health Department Media Release - SPANISH

LCHD Vaccine Update 3.5.2021

LCHD Vaccine Update 3.5.2021 - Spanish

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