Lee County government announced Monday that 156 new COVID-19 cases had been confirmed since Thursday, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive to 3,183.

The number of active cases also increased from 447 to 603 in the same time period. 2,542 people have recovered, and 38 have died.

Identifying information about patients isn’t disclosed, but the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID dashboard does have some demographic information. According to the dashboard, the rolling seven day average for new cases increased from 30.86 on Thursday to 34 today, while the percent positive rate increased from 12.4 to 12.8 percent in the same time period.

Due to the Christmas holiday, the next case update by the Lee County Health Department will be provided on Monday, December 28.

The Lee County Health Department in partnership with Optum Health and NCDHHS will provide community testing at the Piggly Wiggly in Broadway on Saturday, December 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please visit lhi.care/covidtesting; if internet is not available or if you are scheduling for a minor, please call (877) 562-4850.