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Posted on: May 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update for Lincoln County NC, 5/18/21

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Currently 105 positive/active cases, 9,922 recoveries, and 89 deaths in Lincoln County. 26.8% of the Lincoln County population is partially vaccinated and 24.8% is fully vaccinated.

Lincolnton, NC –

The following counts are based on data reported to the Lincoln County Health Department as of 5/18/21:

  • Active Cases – 105

  • Recovered Cases – 9,922

  • Deaths – 89

  • LC Population Partially Vaccinated - 26.8%

  • LC Population Fully Vaccinated - 24.8%

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, 36 are related to congregate care facilities.

  • Due to the delay of out-of-county deaths reported to us by the state, the death total for Lincoln County only reflects cases confirmed by documentation. Over time we expect to see an increase in the death total for Lincoln County as documentation is received.

  • As a reminder, the number of active cases reported on Tuesdays 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 Friday, May 21, 2021.


The City of Lincolnton suspended its mask mandate proclamation on Friday, 5/7/2021, and urges all businesses & citizens to follow NCDHHS and CDC guidance. More information, resources & links can be found on the city website

The NC Governor’s EO215 Lifting Covid-19 Restrictions became effective on 5/14/21 and continues through June 11, 2021.
The state has continued to show progress in its key COVID-19 metrics and has reduced the risk of transmission of COVID-19. The science and data demonstrate that vaccines are working and are effective against COVID-19 variants. In addition, on May 13, 2021, CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People advises that the evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people are less likely to transmit COVID-19 to others. The CDC, in its May 13 Guidance, therefore, advises that in most settings, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing face coverings or physically distancing
This order:

  • Lifts all mandatory capacity and gathering limits

  • Lifts all social distancing requirements

  • Lifts mandatory mask requirements for most indoor and outdoor settings, excluding, public transportation, child care, schools, prisons, and certain public health settings

  • See the EO215 FAQ's for more information on easing restrictions.

City of Lincolnton & Lincoln County Resources

Vaccine Info for Lincolnton & Lincoln County - Appointment Scheduling for Eligible Groups

Click HERE for the NCDHHS COVID Info Hub

Click HERE for the NCDHHS Dashboard for updated case counts by county, age, gender, race, etc.

Click HERE for CDC state & federal information regarding COVID-19

3 w-s spring

  • 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.

LCHD Covid Update

LCHD Covid Update - Spanish

Covid-19 Snapshot 22 Graphic (5.7/21)

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