LEE COUNTY CONFIRMS FOUR NEW COVID-19 DEATHS REPORTED OVER THE WEEKEND

LEE COUNTY, NC – November 16, 2020 – The Lee County Government (LCG) Health Department reports four county residents have died as a result of COVID-19 related complications.  These are the twenty-sixth through twenty-ninth COVID-19 deaths confirmed in Lee County since the first case was reported in March. To protect the privacy of the families, no additional information will be provided. 

“Four additional deaths due to COVID-19 were reported and verified by the Health Department over the weekend,” said Heath Cain, LCG Health Director.  “Please support the families and friends impacted by these deaths by keeping them in your thoughts and prayers and by joining us in offering our condolences for the loss of their loved ones.  COVID-19 is real and poses a threat to public health and safety.  Do your part to slow the spread of the virus and protect yourself by following the three W’s – Wear a mask; Wait six feet or more away from others; and Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.”

COVID-19 remains a serious threat to public health and safety.  Follow the recommendations and guidance of the CDC and NCDHHS to help keep your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors safe.  In addition to the three W’s, individuals are reminded that if they are feeling sick, they should stay home and away from others.  Contact your health care provider for additional guidance about symptoms, testing, and treatment. 

 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, 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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