Daily Stats (Updated 4/10/2020 at 5:00 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
- 74 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 5,542 specimens for testing
- Discharged 70 patients
- 126 employees quarantined; 25 employees exposed at work and positive with COVID-19
- Click here for graphs showing a running total of specimens sent for testing and positive cases hospitalized.
Photos Document Our Health Care Heroes Battling COVID-19
Visual journalist Kinfay Moroti spent time in a Gulf Coast Medical Center intensive care unit and at the specimen collection sites to capture powerful photographs of our health care heroes on the frontlines. The photographs will be included in this Sunday’s edition of The News-Press. Click here to see the moving images.
Finding Light in Darkness
COVID-19 has impacted nearly every facet of life for people around the world. Businesses and schools are closed, spring travel plans have been put on hold and family gatherings have gone virtual. In spite of all this change and disruption, our community has come together and let hope be the antidote of fear and panic. From blood donations to hundreds of homemade masks to 70 discharged patients who are now COVID-19 survivors, our community has shown its strength.
Don’t Skip Emergency Care Because of Fear of COVID-19
During these challenging times, we want to ensure our community is receiving proper emergency care. Unfortunately, people with urgent health concerns, like stroke or a heart attack, might be forgoing a trip to the emergency department because of fear of COVID-19. It is important to remember to call 911, even in a pandemic, if you or someone you are with experiences a medical emergency.
The Cape Coral Mobile Collection Site Will be Closed Sunday, April 12
The Cape Coral specimen collection site will be closed, but the Lee Convenient Care on U.S. 41 near Page Field will be open. Patients need a physician order and an appointment.