LEE COUNTY REPORTS THREE ADDITIONAL CASES OF COVID-19

LEE COUNTY, NC – April 18, 2020 – Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 today, Saturday, April 18, 2020.  To protect patient privacy, no additional information about the individuals will be shared by the LCG Health Department.

Thirty-three (33) county residents have now tested positive for COVID-19.  The Health Department is actively monitoring 26 cases, seven individuals have resumed normal activities.  There are no confirmed COVID-19 deaths reported in Lee County at this time. 

The LCG Health Department reminds the public that the Coronavirus is widespread in the community.  When possible, residents should remain at home to avoid potential exposure to the virus.  If residents have essential activities outside of the home, please remember to follow the guidelines of the CDC and practice safe social distancing, which is remaining at least six feet or more away from others.  Other recommendations include wearing a face mask and gloves, washing hands frequently, avoid touching your face with your hands, and clean/disinfect frequently used surfaces thoroughly.

If you are feeling sick, please stay home and away from others; and call your primary care physician who is able to help assess your symptoms and provide additional guidance.  If you do not have a primary care physician and you are experiencing symptoms, you may call the Lee County Health Department at 919-718-4640 for more information and assistance.  The Lee County Government COVID-19 Information Hotline is also available to help with questions Monday – 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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