Lee County experienced its worst weekend of the pandemic with four reported COVID-19 related deaths over the weekend, according to the health department. In addition to the death reported on Friday, 29 people have died from the virus locally since April.
The county did not provide any details on the victims.
“Please support the families and friends impacted by these deaths by keeping them in your thoughts and prayers and by joining us in offering our condolences for the loss of their loved ones,” Health Director Heath Cain said Monday. “COVID-19 is real and poses a threat to public health and safety. Do your part to slow the spread of the virus and protect yourself by following the three W’s — Wear a mask; Wait six feet or more away from others; and Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.”
According to the state coronavirus dashboard, over the 29 reported deaths in Lee County, 15 of the victims (52%) were over the age of 75. Seven victims were between the ages of 65 and 74, six were between 50 and 65 and one victim was under 50. Nearly half of the victims have been African American, roughly a third have been Hispanic, and 23% have been white. Fifteen have been female, and 14 were male.
For more information about COVID-19, please call the county Health Department at (984) 368-2112.