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.