Daily Stats (Updated 3/29/2020 at 1:30 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
- 23 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals (New Cases)
- Submitted 2,478 specimens for testing
- 136 employees quarantined; 4 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.
- Lee County Confirmed Cases: 152 (6 deaths, 41 hospitalizations) (Total Cases)
- Estero Confirmed Cases: 6 (unknown death and hospitalization numbers)
A Heartfelt Message from a Lee Health Nurse
Maggie Batts, RN at HealthPark Medical Center shared a profound message on social media filled with gratitude for all the encouragement from our community, families and friends. Click here to read her inspirational message.
Lee Health Leaders Meeting with County Commissioners on Monday
Lee Health leaders will be meeting with the Lee County Board of County Commissioners again tomorrow morning to update them on our predictive analysis model of the spread of coronavirus and ask them to take action to flatten the curve with more restrictive measures for social distancing.
Lee Physician Group Extends Suspension of Routine Visits and Well-Checks
To advocate continued social distancing, Lee Physician Group is extending the suspension of all routine visits and well-checks until April 19. This decision was made to prevent further spread of the disease.
New Beds at Gulf Coast Medical Center
We are happy to announce that all of the appropriate agencies finished their inspections and approval process for us to open 216 new beds at Gulf Coast Medical Center. At this time, our leaders are finalizing plans on how to best utilize these beds and we will share information very soon.
~4,768 positive cases in Florida residents and 182 positive cases in non-Florida residents~
TALLAHASSEE —To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, The Florida Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated twice daily. Today, as of 6 p.m., there are 4,950 total** Florida cases.
Four people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Collier, Palm Beach, Pinellas and Santa Rosa counties.
New Florida cases include:
- 704 additional positive COVID-19 cases (691 Florida residents and 13 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
- There are currently 4,768 positive cases in Florida residents and 182 positive cases in non-Florida residents.
Florida recently partnered with private laboratories around the state to expand COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity. This partnership will increase the number of tests conducted each day and ensure Floridians receive the critical health information they need in a timely manner.
Expansion to private laboratories changes the COVID-19 testing landscape in Florida. Private laboratories are running tests as they receive swab samples from practitioners. Testing and reporting times vary among commercial and DOH laboratories. Demographic information may be updated during investigations. These twice daily reports reflect the state’s efforts to accurately and transparently share information.
World Health Organization Update
World Health Organization Update
SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours
(last updated 10:00 AM CET 3/29/2020)
Globally 634,835 confirmed (63,159)
29,891 deaths (3,398)
Western Pacific Region 102,803 confirmed (1343)
3,626 deaths (34)
European Region 361,031 confirmed (36,688)
21,427 deaths (2,687)
South-East Asia Region 3,709 confirmed (624)
139 deaths (25)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 42,777 confirmed (3,846)
2,668 deaths (160)
Region of the Americas 120,798 confirmed (20,484)
1979 deaths (488)
African Region 3,0051 confirmed (174)
51 deaths (4)
- One new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours: The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
- The COVID-19 Solidarity Fund has now received donations of more than US$ 108 million, from 203,000 individuals and organizations. To donate and for more information: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novelcoronavirus-2019/donate.
- WHO, together with national authorities, is monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s mental health, and providing information and guidance to governments and the public. On 27 March, WHO European Region published an article on mental health and psychological resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic; highlighting the potential mental health impacts on children and the elderly. For more information, http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronaviruscovid-19/news/news/2020/3/mental-health-and-psychological-resilienceduring-the-covid-19-pandemic.