Lee Health reports 25 COVID-19 patients in its hospitals, one death Thursday

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Lee Health has released its updated COVID-19 numbers. The hospital system said this set would be the last they release as the caseload in the community has stabilized.

“We encourage our community to take safety precautions as the holidays approach to prevent another surge, including getting vaccinated as soon as possible if you have not already done so,” the health system said.

  • As of Friday morning, there are 25 COVID-19 patients isolated in Lee Health hospitals (inpatient).
  • Of these patients, one of them is a child at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
  • On Thursday, there were two new COVID-19 hospital admissions and four COVID-19 discharges.
  • 75% of ventilators and 11% of ICU rooms are available for use. There is one COVID-19 patient on a ventilator and four in the intensive care unit.
  • On Friday morning, census was at 96% of staffed operational bed capacity.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, 1,212 patients have died inside Lee Health hospitals to COVID-19, including one yesterday.

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.

Vaccinations schedules for children aged 5 to 11 will be announced in the coming days.



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