Daily Stats (Updated 4/2/2020 at 8:30 pm)
As of today, Lee Health has:
- 45 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 3,337 specimens for testing
- Discharged 17 patients
- 184 employees quarantined; Eight 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.
Stopping the Spread by Staying at Home
Lee Health is pleased with the governor’s stay at home order, but we know it will take 2-3 weeks to see the full effect of that order on the cases in our community. If we follow the current trends, we are going to see an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases. At Lee Health, we are focusing on our health system’s capacity, supplies, equipment, and staff well-being and morale so that we are prepared for the surge of patients. We appreciate the support of our community and everyone’s effort to stay home and stay safe.
New Beds Open at Gulf Coast Medical Center
The Gulf Coast Medical Center expansion is officially open and operational today. Lee Health staff spent today transitioning and moving patients to the new units. We are proud to have the increased capacity to care for additional patients, especially now with the expected increase in patients. Click here to watch a short video featuring Dr. Jon Velez, Gulf Coast Medical Center VP of operations/chief physician executive, explaining the short- and long-term use of these additional beds.
Triage Tents Erected at Convenient Care – Page Field and Pine Island Road
Additional tents have been erected at Convenient Care – Page Field and Pine Island Road. These tents will be used to help with triaging and cohorting patients with COVID-19 symptoms.