Health Department confirms fourth, fifth Lincoln County COVID-19 cases


LINCOLN COUNTY – The Lincoln County Health Department on Tuesday, May 26 stated it had confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County, bringing the total number of cases in the county to five.

One individual is in their 60s and is expected to have become infected through community transmission. The other individual is in their 50s and is expected to have become infected through essential travel. Both are in isolation.

The Health Department has contacted others whom the infected individuals came into close contact with.

“People with confirmed infections have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying,” the Health Department said in a release. “Symptoms may include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, body or muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell and loss of taste. It’s important to remember that COVID-19 can be spread to others even if a person does not have symptoms. Lincoln County Health Department encourages anyone with symptoms to get tested for COVID-19.”

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