LEE COUNTY, NC – July 22, 2020 – The Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department reports a ninth county resident has died as a result of COVID-19 related complications.  To protect the family’s privacy, no additional information will be provided. 

“We offer our sincere condolences to the family as they grieve the loss of their loved one and ask the community to keep them in their thoughts and prayers,” said Heath Cain, county Health Director.  “COVID-19 remains widespread and we encourage the public to follow recommended guidelines to prevent the further spread of the virus in Lee County.  More and more data supports that the simple actions of washing your hands, social distancing of six feet or more, and wearing a face mask will help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Individuals that are feeling sick are reminded to please stay home and away from others.  If your symptoms worsen, call your primary care physician who is able to help assess your symptoms and provide additional guidance. 

Lee County will hold a drive-thru community testing event Tuesday, July 28th from 8:30 AM until 6 PM at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center located at 1801 Nash Street in Sanford.  Individuals should pre-register by calling (919) 542-4991 ext. 1015 for English and 1016 for Spanish. 

Lee County continues to provide a COVID-19 Information Hotline at (919) 352-3360; the hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM.

For additional information and questions, please contact Jamie Brown with Lee County Government at (919) 718-4605 or jbrown@leecountync.gov.

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