Lee County government confirmed another 33 cases of COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive to 2,244.

The number represents just a slight jump from the number of new cases in the county’s last report – which was 19 – and the number of active cases increased slightly from 138 to 142. That number until Monday had been well above 200 for several weeks.

2,078 people in Lee County have recovered from COVID-19, and 24 people have died.

Identifying information about cases is not released, although the state’s COVID dashboard does have some demographic data. Other key metrics, according to the dashboard, continued to decline as of Thursday. The county’s rolling seven day average for new cases now is six – down from 8.29 on Monday – and the percent positive rate is 6.7, down 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.