For the first time in almost a month, the number of new Coronavirus cases in Lee County on Tuesday was just one.
Lee County’s total now stands at 206 confirmed cases with one death. There were also five new recoveries announced Tuesday, bringing the total to 44.
Lee County’s new case count has leveled off significantly since the weekend, when just seven cases were confirmed on Saturday and five on Sunday. Another five followed on Monday, making Tuesday the fourth day in a row in which new cases were in the single digits. From April 22 through May 1, there was only one day when the number of new cases wasn’t in the double digits. The last day with just a single new case announced was April 1.
Information about patients is not released, but WRAL has reported in multiple places that Lee was a county with a food processing plant that had experienced an outbreak. The network also reported on conditions at the Pilgrim’s Pride chicken plant in Cumnock.
The county’s Health Department has also begun offering a small amount of additional information — age range and gender — about patients with positive tests
Because demographic data is reported on a 24 hour delay, Tuesday’s cases are not included in the count. But of the 205 cases reported through Monday, 59 percent were female and 41 percent were male.
There were 37 cases between the ages of 0 and 24, 85 between the ages of 25 and 44, 73 between the ages of 45 and 64, and 10 who were 65 and older.