LEE COUNTY RAISES NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 TO FOURTEEN

LEE COUNTY, NC – April 13, 2020 – Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department confirmed two additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  The department was notified today, Monday, April 13, 2020 bringing the total number of cases in the county to fourteen (14).  To maintain patient privacy, no additional information about the individuals will be shared by the LCG Health Department.

Positive cases are monitored by the Health Department until they are recovered.  Currently, three of the fourteen cases have recovered; the department continues to monitor eleven individuals.  At this time, there have been no deaths reported in Lee County attributed to COVID-19.

The public is reminded that the entire state is currently under a Stay-at-Home order through April 30, 2020.  People are urged to stay home as this is the most effective way to help slow the spread of the virus; if you must leave for essential activities or supplies, please follow the recommendations of the CDC and practice safe social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and wear a face mask or cloth covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  These actions will help slow the spread of the Coronavirus and help save lives.

If you are sick and experiencing symptoms, please stay home and away from others.  Please call your primary care physician who is best able to help assess your symptoms and provide additional guidance.  To help assist the public with general questions about the COVID-19 pandemic response, the county has established the Lee County Government COVID-19 Information Hotline at (919) 352-3360.  The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM.

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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