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Average daily COVID deaths jumped 131% in the last month, CDC says

Just a few months ago, it looked like the nation was slowly emerging from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic. On July 4, the average number of daily cases was under 12,500. Two months later, that number jumped to more than 160,000 — an increase of more than 1,000%, according to data from The New York Times. […]

Record number of COVID-19 patients being treated in Lee Health hospitals

Ninety-one percent of Lee Health’s staffed beds are full, and the number of patients coming through their doors isn’t slowing down. As cases rise, Lee Health has to prepare for more difficult scenarios. Over the weekend, Lee Health hospitals surpassed their all-time high of 372 patients on July 20, 2020, with 419 now hospitalized. Thirty-six […]

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Lee Health responds to rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Florida is leading the nation in COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations. While Gov. Ron DeSantis said he expects these numbers to drop within the next few weeks, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a rapid rise. More than 11,000 people are in hospitals across the state with COVID-19, a new record high […]

Eyes fall on Florida as COVID-19 hospitalizations soar

More than 10,000 people are currently fighting COVID-19 in hospitals as inpatients across the state of Florida. Doctors are worried that if things get worse, non-COVID-19 patients may need to go to different emergency rooms. Those same doctors and nurses have been on the frontlines of this pandemic for 17 months now. And, COVID-19 survivors […]

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Fort Myers man hospitalized for months with COVID-19 symptoms

For more than a year now, COVID-19 has been dominating our world. But for one Fort Myers man, it completely changed his life and health. Valentin Guerrero got to know COVID-19 all too well. “My COVID-19 symptoms started just like everybody else’s. So, you know, fever, sore throat, things like that, and it got progressively […]

COVID-19 hospital admissions on the rise in Southwest Florida

Snowbirds may be leaving Southwest Florida but the number of COVID-19 admissions in some hospitals continues to increase. Lee Health has watched admissions rise from 89 to 109 people over the last few days. Little things over the last few weeks feel almost normal. There are more smiles and less fear as people continue to […]