After a three-day stretch in which 35 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lee County, the local number of cases now stands at 277.
The 35 cases were confirmed between Saturday and Monday, with 24 on Saturday (the largest single day total to date), 10 on Sunday and one on Monday. Additionally, 27 new patients have resumed normal activity, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 87.
Identifying information about the remaining patients other than age range and gender is not disclosed. Lee County has reported one COVID-related death.
Demographic data is reported on a 24 hour delay, so information about the new case announced Monday was unknown at this time. But of the 276 cases confirmed through Sunday, 55 percent are female and 45 are male. 42 are under the age of 24, there were 115 between 25 and 44, 103 between 45 and 64, and 16 who were 65 or older.
Additionally, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human services now shows Lee County having one outbreak – defined as two or more laboratory confirmed tests – in a congregate living setting. The facility is not named, and is categorized as “other” rather than being listed as a nursing home, residential care facility, or correctional facility.
Why is Lee County not giving information like other counties? It is frustrating. Such a small county with almost as many cases as Cumberland is reporting is very disturbing.