With 68 new COVID-19 cases confirmed since last Monday, Lee County now has had 929 residents test positive for the virus, according to a press release from Lee County government.
One of the cases was confirmed on Tuesday, July 7, 11 on Wednesday, July 8, 13 on Thursday, July 9, eight on Friday, July 10, eight on Saturday, July 11, five on Sunday July 12, and 22 on Monday. The number of hospitalizations in Lee County was not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the number of people who have recovered jumped in the last week by 118 to 754. There have been eight laboratory confirmed COVID deaths in Lee County.
The county, after several weeks of providing a limited amount of demographic data about local COVID cases, continues to direct people to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, which as of 6:20 p.m. Monday shows the number of cases in Lee County at 950, 31 higher than the county’s announced total. The county has said “small discrepancies” in the numbers can be due to changing data as details are verified and the contact tracing process is undertaken.
Sixty seven percent of cases where ethnicity had been verified were confirmed in Hispanic residents as of Monday. Two hundred and thirty five of the confirmed cases were missing data regarding ethnicity.
Another free testing event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Residents are strongly encouraged to pre-register by calling (919) 542-4991 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday or 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.