Daily Stats (Updated 3/28/2020 at 6:30 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
- 22 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 2,232 specimens for testing
- 136 employees quarantined; 3 employees exposed at work and positive with COVID-19
- Click here for table showing specimens sent to the lab, positive cases currently in our hospitals, presumptive positive cases and telemedicine visits.
Real People Behind the Numbers
Right now, as we read or hear the latest news, we can get too focused on tracking the number of COVID-19 cases and related deaths and forget these “cases” are real people. To date, six patients at Lee Health had their lives taken from them too soon. They are not just a number or statistic to us. They are beloved family members, friends and members of our community that will be missed dearly. We must act now to stop the virus and ensure fewer families will experience this pain. We ask everyone in our community to work to flatten the curve by staying home, limiting contact with others and avoiding people who are coughing or sneezing. We can beat COVID-19 by being socially distant together.
Lee Health Leaders Meeting with County Commissioners on Monday
Lee Health leaders will be meeting with the Board of County Commissioners on Monday morning. We will be sharing with them our updated predictive analytics model which illustrates how social distancing can positively impact the care we provide in our hospitals.
Redeploying our Team Members
Lee Health’s goal in re-deploying our employees is to optimize the utilization of our team members and fill gaps where we have important needs. We have both clinical and clerical employees able and available to be re-deployed to departments in need in our health system.
We are overwhelmed by the community support for our heroes on the frontline. The Lee Health Foundation is receiving funds for critical resources, equipment and supplies, as well as supply donations needed to support our doctors and nurses. For more information about the Lee Health and NCH Healthcare System joint fundraising campaign, go to www.SWFLtogether.o