LEE COUNTY, NC – March 26, 2020 – Lee County Government (LCG) officials confirmed a second Lee County resident has tested positive for COVID-19.  The Lee County Health Department received notification of the positive test on Thursday, March 26, 2020.  No additional information about the individual will be shared at this time to protect patient privacy.

The Health Department will monitor the individual who has tested positive and has begun the contact tracing process.  The department will follow-up with anyone who is identified as a close contact as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The CDC defines “close contact” as anyone who has been within six feet for ten (10) minutes or more.

LCG continues to advise residents to follow recommendations provided by the CDC that include: washing your hands regularly for at least twenty (20) seconds, avoid touching your face, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, clean and disinfect surfaces regularly, and stay at home and away from others if you become ill.  If you are feeling ill, call your physician’s office before visiting to see if your questions can be addressed over the phone.  These recommendations are especially important for individuals that are at high-risk of serious illness – this is , specifically anyone over 65 years old, pregnant women, or anyone who has an underlying health condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or a weakened immune system.

If you are not feeling well, stay home and call your primary care physician who can assess your symptoms and provide guidance. If you have additional questions or concerns, Lee County Government has established a Lee County COVID-19 Information Hotline; please call (919) 352-3360. 

For additional information and questions, please contact Jamie Brown, Community & Governmental Relations Manager at (919) 718-4605 or jbrown@leecountync.gov.

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