LEE COUNTY REPORTS TWENTY-TWO NEW CASES OF COVID-19 SINCE MONDAY

LEE COUNTY, NC – June 24, 2020 – Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department confirmed a total of 726 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  This includes twelve new cases reported on Tuesday, June 23rd and ten cases today, Wednesday, June 24th.  No additional information about individual cases will be shared by the LCG Health Department in order to maintain patient privacy. 

The Health Department continues to monitor 200 individuals while 518 individuals have resumed normal activities.  The county reports eight laboratory confirmed COVID-19 deaths. 

County demographic data has been updated through Tuesday, June 23, 2020:

  • Total Number of Cases:     716
     
  • Percent by Gender
    • 55% Female
    • 45% Male
       
  • Number of Cases by Age Range:
    • 0-24               162
    • 25-44            274
    • 45-64            221
    • 65+                59

The LCG Health Department will provide updates on case numbers and demographics on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The next update will be provided on Friday, June 26th.

This afternoon Governor Cooper announced and signed Executive Order 147 that extends Phase Two to July 17th and adds a requirement to wear face coverings when in public areas where social distancing is not possible – this includes all retail businesses.  For more information about EO 147, please visit nc.gov/covid19. 

The Health Department reminds the public to wear face masks in public, watch your distance and maintain social distancing of six feet or more, and wash hands thoroughly and frequently.  If you are sick, please stay home and away from others and phone your physician’s office to seek guidance on testing and treating symptoms. 

The county continues to provide a COVID-19 Information Hotline Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM at (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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