Daily Stats (Updated 4/12/2020 at 12:00 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
- 75 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 5,851 specimens for testing
- Discharged 78 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.
A Holiday Message from Dr. Larry Antonucci
Happy Easter and Passover to all who celebrate. To all of our team members working today, thank you for your dedication to our patients and community. For all those whose celebrations look different this year, thank you for your continued commitment to physical distancing. We will all get through this together. In honor of the holidays, we hope today fills all of you with love and optimism.
Our Health Care Heroes Recover from COVID-19
We are overjoyed to share that two of our health care heroes are on recovering after testing positive for COVID-19.
Ivan Muñoz Suarez, a customer service representative at the Outpatient Surgery Center at the Sanctuary, was on a ventilator for eight days in the intense care unit (ICU). This week, Ivan moved out of the ICU and into a hospital room where he will continue his recovery for the next few days. Sanjay Bharath, RN, who works on the medical progressive care unit at Gulf Coast Medical Center, also was on a ventilator for more than a week. Sanjay was discharged and able to return home on Friday.
Our incredible teams gave special send-offs to Ivan and Sanjay as they were wheeled out of the ICUs. Watch the celebratory videos on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages by following @LeeHealth. We wish Ivan and Sanjay swift,