Daily Stats (Updated 4/20/2020 at 7:00 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
- 75 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 7,914 specimens for testing
- Discharged 139 patients
- 165 employees quarantined; 30 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.
Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Study Launches Today
Last week, we announced our partnership with the Mayo Clinic in their COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Study. We are excited to officially launch the program today and proud that more than 30 COVID-19 survivors have volunteered to donate blood. These people know what it is like to fight the virus and win, and we sincerely appreciate their willingness to help others in our community. If you or someone you know has recovered from previously testing positive for COVID-19 and are interested in donating blood for this study, please contact our blood centers at COVID.plasma@LeeHealth.org.
Editorial Urges Support for ‘Undersung Heroes’
Click here to read Brent Batten’s editorial, which ran in the Naples Daily News and The News-Press. Brent calls our health care teams the ‘undersung heroes,’ and encourages support for health care workers to ensure preparedness for any future health crisis.
Delivering Virtual Smiles to Our Community’s Senior Citizens
The COVID-19 pandemic has locked down senior living facilities across the country. Due to the visitation restrictions, seniors may be feeling lonely and isolated at this time. Kids with Compassion is an initiative designed to encourage and enable students to create compassionate artwork and cards to send virtually to seniors in assisted living, nursing homes, memory care and other senior facilities. It is a simple act of kindness that will lift the spirits of our community’s seniors, to participate visit