FT. MADISON (WGEM) — The Lee County Health Department (LCHD) reported the county's third COVID-19 related death on Friday.
Health officials did not release any additional information about the death, but stated, "Lee County Health Department extends their deepest sympathy to this individual’s family, and would like to encourage the public to remain respectful to this family’s privacy during this difficult time."
Health officials also reported three new cases of COVID-19: two adults and one older adult.
This makes 89 confirmed cases in Lee County to date with 53 reported cases as recovered, officials said.
LCHD officials said they encourage all community members and visitors to work together to reduce the spread of the virus by social distancing from others outside your own home, choosing to wear a face mask when in public, washing your hands often, cleaning all common touch surfaces frequently, and avoiding large gatherings of people of 10 or more when social distancing and increased hygiene measures cannot be ensured.