Forty two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Lee County since Wednesday, the Health Department announced, bringing the total number of patients who have tested positive to 428.
25 of the new cases were identified on Thursday – the biggest single day jump since tracking began in March – and 17 were identified Friday. There have been four COVID-related deaths in Lee County. The jump comes after Lee County completed free testing Wednesday and Thursday at Deep River Elementary School, although the county’s press release indicated that it “does not believe any positive tests before Friday are associated with the testing event.”
The number of patients who have recovered and resumed normal activity also saw a significant jump, going from 235 to 264.
The county only discloses demographic information – age range and gender – of those who have tested positive. The information is reported on a 24 hour delay, so the 17 new cases announced Friday are not included below.
But of the 411 cases reported through Thursday, 53 percent were female and 47 percent were male. There were 69 cases in people under 24, 165 between 25 and 44, 147 between 45 and 64, and 30 who were 65 or older.