The Lee County Health Department confirmed 50 new COVID-19 cases over the past week, bringing the total number of residents who have tested positive to 5,826.

The number of new cases was essentially the same as the prior week, when 48 new cases were reported. Details about patients are not disclosed in accordance with federal health privacy laws.

Seventy six Lee County residents have died from COVID-19 since March of 2020.

The Lee County Health Department is now accepting registrations for the COVID-19 vaccine from Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the NCDHHS vaccine rollout plan at 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 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