78 COVID-19 patients in Lee Health hospitals Thursday, 4 deaths Wednesday

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Credit: WINK News

Lee Health says it has 78 COVID-19 patients isolated in its hospitals on Thursday. Four deaths were reported on Wednesday.

  • As of Thursday morning, there are 78 COVID-19 patients isolated in Lee Health hospitals (inpatient).
  • Of these patients, five of them are children being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
  • Since Wednesday, there were 12 new COVID-19 hospital admissions and 11 COVID-19 discharges.
  • 70% of ventilators and 15% of ICU rooms are available for use. There are 11 COVID-19 patients on ventilators and 22 in the intensive care unit.
  • The Thursday morning census was at 86% of the staffed operational bed capacity.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, 1,191 patients have died at Lee Health hospitals, with four deaths on Wednesday.

Lee Health offers COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 12 and older at its 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. and there is no cost for the vaccine. Anyone can make an appointment online by visiting www.leehealth.org.


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