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5/5/2020 5:45:00 AM
COVID-19 Update

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

The Lincoln County Health Dept. reported six new cases of COVID-19 in its latest report Monday (May 4th). The news release says the increase was attributed to an isolated private residence exposure.

That brings the number of active cases of the disease to 12. 22 other tested positive cases are now listed as recovered. 823 people have now been tested for the disease in Lincoln County; 789 of those tested negative.

Statewide, eight more people have died related to the disease, bringing North Carolina's death toll to 430. 184 new cases were reported Monday, meaning 11,848 confirmed positive cases in the state since testing began.

Catawba County reported five new cases on Monday bringing the total there to 65. 26 of those remain active; 38 have recovered and one person died. Catawba County reports four people remain hospitalized with the disease. The county has had 988 negative tests.

Gaston County added another death to its report. The county has now had four people die from the disease. 157 people have tested positive in Gaston; of htose 133 have recovered and there are currently 20 active cases. Gaston has tested a total of 2506 people; 2076 of those tested negative according to Monday's report from the Gaston County Health Dept.

Cleveland County has had 47 confirmed cases according to the NCDHHS. The county health dept. website remains inaccessible, but the state report, which lags a few days behind, shows two deaths.

Mecklenburg County has now had 1740 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three new deaths bring the total there to 54. 132 of the cases and 11 of the deaths were of people from northern Mecklenburg County, the area closest to Lincoln. The statistics show zip code 28031 (Cornelius) has had 68 cases and 11 deaths. Huntersville (zip code 28078) has had 53 cases and one death. Davidson (zip 28036) has had 11 cases.

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