LEE COUNTY, NC – October 5, 2020 – Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department confirmed a total of 1746 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  This represents an increase of 106 cases since last Monday, September 28th.  No additional information about individual cases will be shared by the LCG Health Department in order to maintain patient privacy.

The Health Department reports that 1553 individuals have recovered and resumed normal activities.  The department continues to monitor 178 individuals and reports fifteen 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.  Based on dashboard data, the rolling seven-day average for new cases in Lee County is 12.85 and the percent positive tests is 4.7%.  Case 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 Health Department will hold community testing events at 106 Hillcrest Drive every Tuesday through October from 9 AM until 11 AM by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call (984) 368-2112 Monday through Friday from 9 – 11:30 AM or 1:30 – 4:30 PM. 

To help prevent and stop the spread of COVID-19, the public is reminded to follow the three W’s – Wear a mask; Wait six feet or more away from others to maintain a safe social distance; and Wash your hands and clean surfaces thoroughly and frequently.  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 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.