Twenty three new COVID-19 cases had been identified in Lee County since Tuesday, bringing the total number of patients who have tested positive to 557.
Thirteen of new the new cases were identified on Tuesday, and 10 on Wednesday. The number who had recovered also jumped on Monday by 36 to 386. There have been four laboratory confirmed COVID-related deaths in Lee County.
There have now been double digit increases in new cases in seven of the past 10 days, after a May in which growth in new cases slowed significantly.
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 10 new cases announced Wednesday are not included below.
But of the 547 cases reported through Tuesday, 52 percent were female and 48 percent were male. There were 100 cases in people under 24, 216 between 25 and 44, 190 between 45 and 64, and 41 who were 65 or older.
Folks, these are not bad numbers. The death rate in Lee County is less than 1%. Compared to the death rate for Meningitis which is between 5 to 10%. It just goes to show that it was not necessary to shut down the economy.
It is time to question the CDC and Health and Human Services whom both have been retracting their initial estimates when COVID-19 presented itself.
Also face masks are unnecessary, they were designed to protect us from particulates not microbes the difference being you can see most particulates, you cannot see microbes. You need a respirator for microbes.
Then ask why are hospital staff including MD’s are getting COVID-19 after wearing PPE. Respectively the CDC, Health and Human Services, and the Media are spreading fear.
Social distancing and personal hygiene are good things that work; masks do not.
Yeah, that reinforces why the COVID-19 Task Force noted about how well Lee County is doing. Stood in line with about eight people at the license tag agency on Wilson Rd the other day. i was one of three wearing a mask of about 80 folks, and no one was social distancing. Heard a guy tell everyone that he heard on the 700 Club that social distancing was a government strategy to track people on their cell phones. i guess this explains why Lee County elects Kirk and Sherrie.
I’ll stay in place , wear my mask, and follow Dr Fauccio lead