Lee County Government reported 61 new COVID-19 cases over the past week, marking a slight decrease from the week prior.

The 61 new cases are still above the three weeks in March in which new cases numbered in the 40s. 5,728 county residents have now tested positive for the virus, and 75 have died.

Details about individual patients are not released in accordance with federal health privacy laws.

The Health Department is still strongly encouraging the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the virus and is now accepting registrations for the COVID-19 vaccine from Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the NCDHHS vaccine rollout plan at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines. This means any individual age 18 or older (16 and up for Pfizer) is eligible to register for the vaccine. Once registered, individuals will be scheduled for the next drive-thru vaccination clinic with availability.

To register for the COVID-19 vaccine, individuals may call (919) 842-5744 or to register in Spanish, (919) 718-4640 option 8. Calls will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is also an online pre-registration form available at leecountync.gov/covid19. Once a form is submitted, staff will be in contact within five business days to complete the registration process.

If you do not have a primary care physician and you believe you may have COVID-19, you may find a testing location using the NCDHHS resource at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find-my-testing-place.