Daily Stats (updated 5/4/2020 at 5:30 pm)
Lee Health has:
- 100 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
- Submitted 11,393 specimens for testing
- Discharged 250 patients
- 173 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
Today marks a new beginning for our community as we resume elective surgical procedures and reintroduce more in-person medical appointments at Lee Health, and as restaurants and retailers reopen. We anticipate that it will be about 10-14 days before we know if the virus has started to spread more quickly with the loosening of stay-at-home restrictions. So, while we are excited about steps toward recovery, there are still unknowns. Even still, there are a few things we do know: Lee Health is ready to welcome back patients and will do so with additional safety precautions; we are ready to be nimble and flexible in the reopening process to ensure the absolute safety of our staff, patients and community. We also recognize that the coronavirus is going to be with us for the foreseeable future, so reopening does not mean a return to normal and cannot lead to complacency. We all must continue protecting ourselves and each other with physical distancing, wearing masks or face coverings when in public, and continuing to practice good hand hygiene.
Show Your Support for Lee Health Nurses
Wednesday, May 6 is National Nurses Day and kicks off National Nurses Week 2020. This year’s theme is “Year of the Nurse,” in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This celebration, and Nurses Week, in particular, is meant to put the spotlight on the contributions nurses make to hospitals, health care systems and clinics around the world. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seen even more the critical value of nurses, and trust in nurses has risen even more during this challenging and uncertain time.
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