Lee Health treating 333 COVID-19 patients as of Friday morning

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Credit: WINK News

Lee Health reports 333 COVID-19 patients being treated as of Friday morning, with 23 new admissions Thursday.

  • As of Friday morning, there are 333 COVID-19 patients isolated in Lee Health hospitals (inpatient).
  • Of those patients, 9 of them are children being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
  • Yesterday, there were 23 new COVID-19 hospital admissions and 47 COVID-19 discharges.
  • 55% of ventilators and 6% of ICU rooms are available for use. There are 62 COVID-19 patients on ventilators and 81 in the intensive care unit.
  • On Friday morning, hospital census was at 93% of staffed operational bed capacity.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, 1,079 patients have died at Lee Health hospitals to COVID-19, including 1 on Thursday.

Lee Health offers COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 12 and older at its walk-in Community Vaccination Clinic, located inside Gulf Coast Medical Center. It’s open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for no cost.


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