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Hospitalizations hit historic high

Local health officials on Wednesday detailed why hospital beds have become scarcer in recent weeks as an unprecedented number of patients are being treated. During a press conference at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Lee Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser said hospitals are at ...

Scholastic’s ClassroomsCount helps educators build libraries

Scholastic's ClassroomsCount campaign is helping two teachers in the School District of Lee County, with one being a teacher whose classroom was hard hit by Hurricane Ian in Cape Coral. “The hurricane has proved to be constant readjustment and it is a process to find all of our teaching ...

Lee Health’s Curative COVID-19 testing sites are closing

Friday, Dec. 2, will be the last day of operations for Curative’s COVID-19 testing sites in Lee County. Lee Health partnered with Curative during the pandemic to create additional access to COVID testing for community members. The sites, which are set-up at Lee Health’s Lee Convenient ...

Living Nativity Returns to Messiah Lutheran

After three years, the Living Nativity Diorama is returning to Messiah Lutheran Church on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. But even though there have been many obstacles like COVID, participation and even Hurricane Ian, the congregation at Messiah has responded this year with a renewed passion ...

As nation marks grim COVID-19 milestone, Lee Health reports hike in patients

A grim milestone was reached this week. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics on Monday, more than one million individuals throughout the United States have passed away from COVID-19 since the pandemic began more ...

Lee County remains ‘high’ risk area for COVID transmission

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last Friday updated its policies on wearing masks in correlation to the transmission level of COVID-19 in counties throughout the United States. As of the last update by the CDC on Feb.24, Lee County is designated as a “high” risk for ...

Lee Health to allow visits to patients with COVID-19

With the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 continuing to fall at its hospitals, Lee Health announced that it will allow the visiting of patients who are positive with COVID-19. There were 112 patients with the coronavirus isolated at Lee Health hospitals on Monday morning, down from ...

Lee Health resumes some elective surgeries

Lee Health announced on Monday they are once again partially resuming elective surgeries that require an overnight hospital stay. Surgeries that could be safely postponed were put on hold in the first week of January due to the Omicron surge and high hospital census across the health system. ...