Lee County Government announced Tuesday afternoon that a second person has died of COVID-19. The patient was at Central Carolina Hospital at the time of their death.
Lee County experienced its first COVID death on May 1. Patient details are not disclosed.
“This is heartbreaking news to report,” said Lee County Health Director Heath Cain. “Please keep this individual and their family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
Meanwhile, the Health Department also announced five new cases, bringing the county’s total to 282. Additionally, the number of people who had recovered and resumed normal activity increased from 87 to 116, the largest jump in recoveries to date.
Identifying information about the remaining patients other than age range and gender is not disclosed. But some demographic data is reported on a 24 hour delay, meaning information about the new cases announced Tuesday was unknown.
But of the 282 cases confirmed through Monday, 55 percent are female and 45 are male. 42 are under the age of 24, there were 116 between 25 and 44, 103 between 45 and 64, and 16 who were 65 or older.