The number of new COVID cases in Lee County declined slightly over the week prior, with 65 residents testing positive since April 26. The week from April 19 to April 26 saw 75 new cases reported.

The new infections bring the total number of county residents who have tested positive since tracking began in March 2020 to 5,966. Seventy six residents have died.

Details about individual cases are not disclosed in accordance with federal health privacy laws.

The public is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the virus.  Individuals age 16 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. 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 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 to complete the registration process.

The Health Department will hold a Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday for scheduled participants only at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Individuals receiving their second dose of vaccine should bring their vaccination record card.

For additional information about COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, call the Lee County Health Department at (919) 718-4640.