LEE COUNTY, NC – November 13, 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 twenty-fifth COVID-19 death confirmed in Lee County since the first case was reported in March.  To protect the family’s privacy, no additional information will be provided. 

“Sadly, we have another death in Lee County due to COVID-19,” said Heath Cain, LCG Health Director.  “Please keep the family and friends of the individual in your thoughts and prayers as we offer our condolences for the loss of their loved one.  COVID-19 remains a serious threat to public health and safety.  Please continue to follow recommendations from the CDC and NCDHHS to help keep you and your family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy.”    

To help prevent and stop the spread of COVID-19, the public is reminded to follow the three W’s – Wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth; 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. 

The local health department does not provide details about any COVID-19 cases; however, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard provides county-level demographic data for both cases and deaths.  For additional details, please visit covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/cases.

For more information about COVID-19 including testing, symptoms and additional guidance, please call the county Health Department at (984) 368-2112.

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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