Daily Stats (Updated 4/15/2020 at 5:30 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
- 69 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 6,742 specimens for testing
- Discharged 112 patients
- 179 employees quarantined; 31 employees exposed at work and positive with COVID-19
- Click here for graphs showing a running total of specimens collected for testing and positive cases hospitalized.
Don’t Delay Emergency Care Because of COVID-19 Fears
Our emergency departments (ED) have seen a decline in overall visits, and hospitals around the country are also experiencing this trend. The concern is that people are intentionally avoiding the ED due to fears of COVID-19. Delaying or avoiding emergency care can cause long-term health consequences. It is crucial to call 911 if you, or someone you are with, experiences a medical emergency.
Patient safety is our top priority, and it is safe to come to the EDs. We cohort patients with COVID-19 symptoms to make sure other patients are not exposed to the virus. Our dedicated emergency staff continues to treat patients with life-threatening conditions 24/7.
Be Mindful of Less Common Symptoms of COVID-19
Increasingly, we are treating patients with COVID-19 who present with a range of symptoms outside of fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports some patients with COVID-19 have experienced gastrointestinal symptoms, like nausea and diarrhea, before developing fever and respiratory symptoms. Other less common symptoms include loss of taste and smell, headache, confusion, runny nose and vomiting.
Dr. Larry Antonucci to Join Local Leaders in Virtual Town Hall
The City of Bonita Springs is hosting a virtual town hall tomorrow, April 16 at 3 p.m. The panel includes Lee Health President & CEO Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, Chief Greg Dewitt with the Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District, Florida State Senator Ka