Lee County reported the 35th death of a resident from COVID-19 on Tuesday, the third such death reported in two days.
According to a press release from the county, the death occurred at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. No additional information was provided in accordance with federal health privacy laws.
“We are saddened to report another death in Lee County due to COVID-19,” said Lee County Health Director Heath Cain. “We offer our condolences to the family and ask everyone to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. As new cases of the virus continue to climb in Lee County, we are asking the public to please follow the guidance and recommendations of the CDC that include wearing a mask, watching your distance and washing your hands to help slow the spread of COVID-19.”
The total number of residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 was approaching 2,700 on Monday afternoon, when the county released its latest update. 299 of those cases were considered active at the time.