Lee Health






Daily Stats (Updated 4/6/2020 at 8:00 pm)

As of today, Lee Health has:

  • 45 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
  • Submitted 4,661 specimens for testing
  • Discharged 37 patients
  • 174 employees quarantined; 14 employees exposed at work and positive with COVID-19
  • Click herefor graphs showing a running total of specimens sent to the lab and and positive cases hospitalized.

Today’s News

Protect Yourself and Others by Wearing a Cloth Face Mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced recommendations that everyone wear a homemade cloth face mask when in public spaces. That safety measure combined with keeping 6 feet of physical distance and frequently washing your hands can help stop the spread of COVID-19. For instructions on how to make and safely sterilize cloth masks, click here. Lee Health also is accepting donations of homemade cloth face masks. If you are interested in donating masks, please drop them off at the Lee Health Foundation office, 9800 S. HealthPark Dr., Suite 406. Please call ahead to 343-6950, so someone can meet you.

Lee Physician Group Pediatric Clinics Consolidating and Relocating
Starting today, the following changes will be in place for these Lee Physician Group pediatric clinics:

  • The Pediatric Surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat and Urology practices located on Summerlin Road will relocate to the following offices:
  • Pediatric Surgery is relocating to Pediatric Neurology/Behavioral Health at Women & Children’s Medical Plaza, Suite 108
  • Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat is relocating to Pediatric Ophthalmology, Medical Plaza One, Suite 110
  • Pediatric Urology is relocating to Women & Children’s Medical Plaza, Suite 108
  • General Pediatrics Bonita-Coconut Point and General Pediatrics in Cape Coral will close and relocate to Lee Health’s Page Field and Lehigh Acres offices.

Mobile Food Pantry Distributions and “Grab and Go” Meal Pick-Up Locations
Lee County has added additional mobile food pantry and meal pick-up locations to help those in our community who are food insecure. If you know someone who could benefit from these mobile pantries, we have compiled a list of locations, dates and times here. 

Thank Our Health Care Heroes With Your Selfies
Thank our health care heroes by printing this selfie sign  and posting a selfie with an encouraging message on our social media channels or our new website www.leehealthstrong.org. Be sure to visit the new site and click on the photos for uplifting notes from our health care heroes, too. We are in this together.











Florida Department of Health (Updated 4-6-2020 at 6:30 pm)
~13,214 positive cases in Florida residents and 415 positive cases in non-Florida residents~ 
TALLAHASSEE — To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated twice daily. We also encourage all Floridians to take the COVID-19 Community Action Survey by visiting www.StrongerThanC19.com.
Today, as of 6 p.m., there are 13,629 total** Florida cases.
While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 11 percent. Of the 7,641 tests performed on April 5, there were 930 positive results or 12 percent.
Eighteen people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Collier, Dade, DeSoto, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Palm Beach, Polk, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia counties.
New Florida cases include:
  • 305 additional positive COVID-19 cases (289 Florida residents and 16 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 13,214 positive cases in Florida residents and 415 positive cases in non-Florida residents.
Florida recently partnered with private laboratories around the state to expand COVID-19 laboratory testing capacity. This partnership will increase the number of tests conducted each day and ensure Floridians receive the critical health information they need in a timely manner.
Expansion to private laboratories changes the COVID-19 testing landscape in Florida. Private laboratories are running tests as they receive swab samples from practitioners. Testing and reporting times vary among commercial and DOH laboratories. Demographic information may be updated during investigations. These twice daily reports reflect the state’s efforts to accurately and transparently share information. 

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World Health Organization Update

SITUATION IN NUMBERS total (new) cases in last 24 hours 

(last updated 10:00 AM CET 4/6/2020)

Globally 1 210 956 confirmed (77200)
67 594 deaths (4810)
Western Pacific Region 112 522 confirmed (1126)
3861 deaths (23)
European Region 655 339 confirmed (33932)
49 479 deaths (3063)
South-East Asia Region 8828 confirmed (1012)
344 deaths (42)
Eastern Mediterranean Region 74 347 confirmed (4054)
3976 deaths (182)
Region of the Americas 352 592 confirmed (36878)
9680 deaths (1493)
African Region 6616 confirmed (198)
243 deaths (7)
  • One new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24
    hours: South Sudan.
  • At a joint press conference and in a co-authored opinion piece, the WHO
    Director-General and IMF Managing Director reiterated the importance of
    saving lives and saving livelihoods and made it clear that the trade-off
    between saving lives or jobs is a false dilemma. The press conference remarks
    are here, and the op-ed here.
  • Almost 90 per cent of the world’s students are now affected by nationwide
    school closures – that’s more than 1.5 billion children and young
    people. Together with UNICEF and the International Publishers Association,
    the World Health Organization has launched the ‘Read the World’ children’s
    reading initiative. More information on this initiative can be found here. WHO
    has also published advice for parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic,
    available here.