Lee Health reports 75 COVID-19 patients, CDC says Lee County has high community levels of COVID-19

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Lee Health reports having 75 COVID-19 patients in its hospitals on Monday morning

Lee and Charlotte counties are considered to have high community levels of COVID-19, according to the CDC. Collier County’s community levels are medium. If you would like to know more about what the CDC community levels mean and how they are measured you can click here.

“Using hospital capacity and COVID hospitalizations as an indicator of when we should take extra preventive steps makes sense. Anything we can do to decrease COVID-19 hospitalizations means more capacity for other patients,” said Larry Antonucci, President & CEO for Lee Health.

Below is Monday’s report:

  • As of Monday morning, Lee Health has 75 COVID-19 patients isolated in its hospitals.
  • Of these patients, three of them are being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
  • Monday morning, the hospital census was at 93% of staffed operational bed capacity.
  • Monday morning, census in the intensive care unit was at 87% of staffed operational bed capacity. There were nine COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
  • ON Saturday, Lee Health emergency departments saw 833 patients, which is typical for this time of year.
  • Lee TeleHealth is currently free and is an easy alternative to avoid longer than normal wait times at urgent care centers. To access Lee Telehealth, download the Lee Health app or visit www.LeeTelehealth.org.

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