For the third consecutive week, new COVID-19 cases in Lee County numbered in the 40s.

County government on Monday announced 46 new cases confirmed over the past week, bringing the number of residents who have tested positive to 5,595. There have been 73 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since tracking began in March 2020.

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To register for the COVID-19 vaccine, individuals may call (919) 842-5744. To register in Spanish, call (919) 718-4640, selecting option 8. Calls will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. There is also an online pre-registration form available at Once a form is submitted, staff will be in contact within five business days to complete the registration process.

COVID-19 vaccine registration is open to individuals in Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the NCDHHS vaccine rollout plan at Registrations and pre-registration forms will not be accepted from individuals in Group 5; if you are in Group 5 and have submitted a pre-registration form online, please note that you will be required to resubmit a pre-registration form or contact the call center to register once vaccine eligibility has been expanded to Group 5. The Lee County Health Department does not keep a wait list for future groups.

Beginning Monday, the Lee County Health Department began registering individuals aged 16 years old or older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; until now the department was only vaccinating those 18 and older. This change does not impact guidelines for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Those individuals 16 years old or older that meet eligibility requirements under Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 may begin to register for the Pfizer vaccine with the Lee County Health Department.