Daily Stats (updated 5/1/2020 at 5:30 pm)
Lee Health has:
- 87 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 10,718 specimens for testing
- Discharged 213 patients
- 163 employees quarantined; 24 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
As a community, we are approaching the two-month mark since COVID-19 made its first appearance in Southwest Florida. During this time, there have been and continue to be many challenges to our local economy, especially as restaurants, retail stores and businesses have had to close or significantly reduce their operations. Yet, on any given day, we receive around 30 calls from different local businesses that want to show their support for our teams on the frontlines. Just yesterday, Lee Health received 2,000 donated meals. These donations, this support and encouragement, and the way our local businesses have stepped up to help us during this time are truly awe-inspiring.
Now, as our local restaurants and businesses begin reopening, we hope that our friends, families and neighbors will support these establishment – in a social distancing way, of course. Visit www.LeeHealthStrong.org/donations to see a list of businesses that have generously donated time, energy, goods and resources throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
We appreciate Southwest Florida’s continued support of Lee Health. We are your health system and have been for more than 100 years. It is our honor and privilege to safely and compassionately serve you and care for you today and for many years to come.
Phase One: Resuming Elective Surgeries and Reopening Facilities
Starting next week, Lee Health is resuming elective surgeries and reopening facilities. We are proceeding cautiously, and with surgeries, in particular, will limit procedures to 20-25% of normal volume as we monitor the impact on the health system. This measure