Lee County government announced it confirmed 56 new cases of COVID-19 since Monday, Oct. 26, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus to 2,110.

The county doesn’t disclose identifying information about COVID patients in order to protect health privacy.

Of the 2,110 that have tested positive, 1,812 have recovered, leaving 278 active cases. Twenty Lee County residents have died from COVID-19.

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID dashboard, Lee County’s rolling seven day average for new cases is 15.86 (up slightly from 16.29 on Monday), and the percent positive rate is 8.6 (up from 7.4 percent on Monday).

The Health Department will hold community testing events at 106 Hillcrest Drive every Tuesday through November from 9 to 11 a.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call (984) 368-2112 Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.