Lee Health Update
Daily Stats (last update 3/26/2020 1:00 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
As of today, Lee Health has:
- 11 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 1,757 specimens for testing
- 18 employees quarantined
- Click here for table showing specimens sent to the lab, positive cases currently in our hospitals, presumptive positive cases and telemedicine visits.
Total Cases in Lee County (totals as of 3/25/2020 update)
- Lee County Confirmed Cases: 52 (3 deaths)
- Estero Confirmed Cases: 2 (0 deaths)
#LeeHealthStrong; Hometown Heroes
Our team members on the frontlines of this novel coronavirus are fighting every day and night against an invisible enemy. They are risking exposure themselves so they can care for and serve others. Lee Health, and our community, are the grateful beneficiaries of the dedication and commitment of these hometown heroes. Two of our employees who were exposed at work have tested positive for COVID-19. Please join us in sending positive, healing thoughts and hopes for a speedy recovery to our team members.
Lee Health Leaders Presented to County Commissioners on Importance of Social Distancing
Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, president & CEO; Scott Nygaard, M.D., MBA, chief operating officer; Alex Daneshmand, D.O., MBA, chief quality and patient safety officer; and Lisa Sgarlata, DNP, chief patient care officer and chief nurse executive were invited to an emergency meeting of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners yesterday. Our team presented a predictive model that illustrates the impact of social distancing on the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If we can get to 60% social distancing, we believe we have the capacity to fully care for our community. We estimate that the community’s social distancing is currently between 30-40%. We appreciate the work the county is doing to help our community get to 60% or higher. We will share an updated model with them again tomorrow, and the Board of County Commissioners will meet again on Monday to assess if further actions are needed.
Testing Turnaround Times
Lee Health leaders continue to receive questions regarding the turnaround time for testing. Right now, we are submitting specimens to the Florida Department of Health, Quest, LabCorp and now Mayo Clinic. Turnaround times vary by lab, and the commercial labs (Quest and LabCorp) are receiving significant volumes of specimens and are challenged to process and return results quickly. Because of the volume of tests we are submitting to various labs, it can take up to 10 days to get our results back.
New Commercial Showcases Lee Health’s Commitment to Our Community
The Lee Health Marketing and Brand Management team produced this 30-second commercial to let the community know we are here for them. The commercial shows our Lee Health family doing what they do best—caring for people and inspiring health. The commercial will appear throughout the region and replace existing campaigns with distribution help from our media partners.
The Village of Estero has compiled above the most recent daily updates from the World Health Organization, Florida Department of Health, and Lee Health. This compilation provides updates from the healthcare industry’s perspective. The information provided below was developed by our partner agencies for public consumption.