Daily Stats (Updated 4/1/2020 at 8:30 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
Today’s NewsLee Health Supports Governor’s Executive OrderIn an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statewide executive order effective Friday, April 1 at 12:01 a.m., that requires all Floridians to limit movement to only essential services and activities. Our Lee Health leaders have advocated for more restrictive physical and social distancing measures and support this decision to flatten the curve and protect lives.Three Lee County COVID-19 DeathsLee Health is saddened to announce three additional patients have passed away from complications related to COVID-19. Our hearts break for these families as they mourn the loss of their loved ones.Gulf Coast Medical Center ExpansionThe 216-bed expansion at Gulf Coast Medical Center will officially open tomorrow, April 2. We appreciate the efforts of our Lee Health team and community partners for expediting this opening two months ahead of schedule. The hospital will now have 250 beds for COVID-19 patients and persons under investigation (PUIs), who will be together in these cohort units, separated from our other patients. The hospital will also have 18 additional negative pressure isolation rooms and 76 ICU and
- 39 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 3,039 specimens for testing
- Discharged 17 patients
- 146 employees quarantined; 8 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.