Daily Stats (Updated 4/24/2020 at 5:30 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
- 70 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 9,147 specimens for testing
- Discharged 166 patients
- 197 employees quarantined; 32 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.
A Message from Dr. Larry Antonucci
Hospitals and health systems, patients and families across the country are anxiously awaiting the go-ahead to resume elective, non-urgent surgeries. Lee Health is proceeding cautiously and judiciously planning for the resumption of services. One significant factor we (and hospitals across the country) are reviewing and weighing is the supply line for personal protective equipment (PPE). Ensuring we have the masks, gowns, glasses, face shields and other PPE is vital.
The donations of homemade masks have been greatly appreciated and put to good use to protect our patients and visitors so our health care teams on the frontlines can utilize the medical-grade masks. Moving forward, homemade masks will continue to be valuable to us. If you are interested in making and donating homemade masks, Lee Health will gladly accept your donations. We ask that you call the Lee Health Foundation at 239-343-6950 to arrange for delivery.
Thank you for your continued support of Lee Health and our health care heroes. It truly is our honor and privilege to care for our families, friends and neighbors throughout our community.
An Update on Test Results
A few weeks ago, we began testing for COVID-19 at our in-house laboratories. This had a significant impact on how we wer