Lee Health discusses rising COVID-19 death rates

Six more people lost their battles with COVID-19 in Lee Health hospitals on Monday. Now, the total number of deaths in one week in one hospital system has risen to 54. Many of those dying lately are young and unvaccinated people. For doctors, they say part of the job is seeing people die. But now, […]


Abused dog continues to fight for her life in ICU

A dog is fighting for her life in the ICU after she was found starved and weak in Lehigh Acres. A rescue volunteer at a shelter says this is the worst abuse case they’ve ever seen. A good Samaritan found a dog wandering near Eisenhower Boulevard in Lehigh Acres alone, starving and clinging to life. […]

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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 […]

Track hospital bed availability in Florida with AHCA table

To start the week, three states — Maine, Vermont and Hawaii — are outside the red zone for COVID-19, while the rest of the country is red. Florida reported more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases Monday, and hospitalizations are steadily increasing here Southwest Florida. The Agency for Health Care Administration tracks the number of beds […]

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Lee Health calling for more ICU nurses and beds as COVID cases increase

Lee Health officials are looking for more ICU nurses since the number of ICU beds are already limited due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases. A representative with Lee Health says that just 11% of their ICU beds are available currently because of the rise in COVID-19 patients coming to the hospital. “We are […]