While Lee County is all but certain to hit the 1,000-case milestone next week, there is some good news — positive cases of COVID-19 dropped this week, according to the county health department, and numbers have remained mostly steady over the last three weeks.

Local government reported 46 cases between July 13 and July 20 on Monday — case reports are now released on a weekly basis. In all, 839 of the now 975 total cases have recovered, and those people have resumed normal activities. The county is still monitoring 128 positive cases at this time — its lowest number of current cases in months (down from 175 last week and 239 the week prior).

Eight people have died in Lee County as a result of the virus.

The county will hold its next COVID-19 drive-thru community testing event on July 28 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. — you can pre-register by calling (919) 542-4991.

New cases (weekly) in Lee County in last month: 

  • June 17-24: 110
  • June 25-30: 53
  • July 1-6: 55
  • July 6-13: 68
  • July 13-20: 46