Lee County’s COVID count topped 2,200 on Monday as the local health department announced on Monday that 19 new cases have been confirmed since Thursday, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive to 2,211.

It was one of the smallest increases in recent weeks, and the number of active cases, which has stood well above 200 since mid-October, decreased to 138.

Twenty four people in Lee County have died from COVID-19, including four last week.

Other key metrics decreased as well, with the rolling seven day average for new cases now standing at 8.29 (down from 12.57 on Thursday) and the percent positive rate at 7.4 (down from 9.4 percent on Thursday). Identifying information about cases is not released, although the state’s COVID dashboard does have some demographic data.

The Health Department will continue to 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.