LEE COUNTY, NC – October 12, 2020 – The Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department reports a county resident has died as a result of COVID-19 related complications.  This is the sixteenth COVID-19 death confirmed in Lee County.  To protect the family’s privacy, no additional information will be provided. 

“First and foremost, I offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of the individual who has passed away; this is a difficult time and I ask the community to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers,” said Heath Cain, LCG Health Director. “We know this virus will impact people differently but this is a reminder that the community needs to remain cautious and observe recommended guidelines to help protect our friends, family and neighbors who may be more susceptible or likely to experience severe symptoms of COVID-19.”

COVID-19 continues to threaten public health and safety in our community.  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 health care provider 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.

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