Lincoln County's positive tests for COVID-19 is now 44 according to the Wednesday (May 13th) update from the Lincoln County Health Department. Of those, 16 are still active cases while 28 are said to have recovered. There are 7 people awaiting results of their tests. The county has recorded 952 tests for the disease; 901 of those have been negative.
Gaston County has had its sixth death from COVID-19, a person in their 80s with other health problems. The county now has 31 active cases and 158 recovered.
Catawba County added five new cases Wednesday, bringing its total to 92. Of those, 49 have recovered. The county has had two deaths.
Cleveland County has had 51 positive tests and two deaths.
Mecklenburg County has recorded over 2200 cases and 63 deaths related to COVID-19.
The North Carolina death toll topped 600 Wednesday evening according to the NCDHHS.
Kintegra Health, the non-profit health entity that offers a variety of health services in Gaston, Lincoln, Catawba, Alexander, Iredell, Davidson, Davie, and Forsyth counties, is continuing testing for COVID-19 at locations in Gastonia and Hickory. In Gastonia, tests are being offered on Tuesdays at Kintegra’s Highland Health Center at 609 N. Highland St. and on Wednesdays at the Gaston County Health Department, 991 W. Hudson Blvd. When they first started the tests April 27th, Kintegra used one of its mobile dental units and conducted tests at five different locations that week. Appointments were required, but now, while still preferred, they are not mandatory. To make an appointment, those who want to be tested should call 704-874-3316.
In Hickory, the tests are being conducted in the parking lot at the rear of the Catawba Valley Medical Center.
So far, Kintegra has conducted over 250 tests. 20 of those tested were confirmed to have the disease.
While the tests are being done in Gastonia & Hickory, you don't have to live there to be tested. If you have symptoms and want to be tested, you should call for an appointment.
Dr. Lory Morrow, Supt. of Lincoln County Schools, issued her latest update Wednesday on the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the schools. CLICK HERE to read it on the Lincoln County Schools website.