Lee County government announced Monday that 46 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed locally since Wednesday, Sept. 9.

That brings the total number of residents who have tested positive to 1,533, of which 1,395 have recovered. While the active case number – 125 as of Monday – is up slightly from 115 on Sept. 9, the number of new cases is down 18 from the week prior.

The seven day rolling average is six new cases, with the percent positive rate is 6.8 percent. There have been 13 laboratory confirmed COVID deaths in Lee County. For more demographic information, visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 dashboard.

The Lee County Health Department will hold community testing events at 106 Hillcrest Drive every Tuesday in September from 9 to 11 a.m. by appointment only. Those wishing to make an appointment should call (984) 368-2112 between Monday and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.