LEE COUNTY REPORTS FORTY-SIX NEW CASES OF COVID-19 THIS WEEK

LEE COUNTY, NC – July 20, 2020 – Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department confirmed a total of 975 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  This represents an increase of forty-six cases since last Monday, July 13th.  No additional information about individual cases will be shared by the LCG Health Department in order to maintain patient privacy.

New cases reported this week include one on Tuesday, July 14; eight on Wednesday, July 15; six on Thursday, July 16; nine on Friday, July 17; fourteen on Saturday, July 18; two on Sunday, July 19; and six on Monday, July 20.

The Health Department reports that 839 individuals have recovered and resumed normal activities.  The department continues to monitor 128 individuals and reports eight laboratory confirmed COVID-19 deaths since the first case was reported in March. 

Daily updates of COVID-19 cases and demographic data specific to Lee County and statewide are available on N.C. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Dashboard found at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/cases.  These numbers are subject to change as data is verified through the contact tracing process; this will account for small variances between numbers at the local health department and the NCDHHS dashboard.

The county will hold a COVID-19 drive-thru community testing event on Tuesday, July 28th at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. The testing event will run from 8:30 AM until 6 PM and pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  To register, please call (919) 542-4991 ext. 1015 for English or 1016 for Spanish.  Calls will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM and on Saturday from 8 AM until 1 PM.

The Health Department reminds county residents to wear face masks in public, watch your distance to 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. 

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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