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Lee Health: In-patient numbers dip

Local health officials on Friday shared some good news when it comes to COVID-19 in the community.Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci announced that "while it may be too soon to call it a trend," Lee Health has discharged more COVID-19 patients than have been admitted over the last ...

COVID-19 test result times a source of frustration

Turns out it's not just those with long wait times for COVID-19 test results that are frustrated, it's the hospital system, too.On Thursday, Lee Health officials voiced their displeasure when it comes to long turn around times for COVID-19 testing, saying some tests have taken up to two weeks ...

Free COVID-19 testing available Sunday at Chester Street Resource Center

This Sunday, up to 500 Cape Coral residents over the age of 18 can be tested for COVID-19 at the Chester Street Resource Center without fee or appointment.These 500 free tests come via a partnership between the Florida Department of Health in Lee County, the city of Cape Coal and the Cape Coral ...

Lee Health hospitals at 100% of current staffed operational capacity

Lee Health hospitals as of Tuesday afternoon are at 100% of current staffed operational capacity. According to Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci, staffed operational capacity "reflects the number of beds for which we have adequate staffing, not the total number of beds in our ...

Florida COVID-19 cases increase by more than 10,000 again

By the NumbersAs of 11 a.m. Monday, there are 360,394 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 10,347 since FDOH's last update Sunday morning.More than 78,900 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Sunday, July 19. Of those reported tests, 14.74 ...

Lee Health: Numbers are being accurately reported

Lee Health has begun releasing daily numbers on positivity tests, admissions and discharges after Chief Operating Officer Dr. Scott Nygaard said there were false reports that some of its hospitals had a 100% positivity rate."I want to take this opportunity to provide an update and more clarity ...

As coronavirus cases surge, Lee Health responds to tough environment

Florida experienced one of its most deadly reporting days for COVID-19 on July 14 when 132 new deaths tied to the coronavirus were reported statewide.Florida cases of COVID-19 reached a new one-day national record with 15,300 new positives reported on July 11. As of July 14, the total number of ...

Lee Health: Hospitals risk hitting critical mass

As the state reported the highest single-day increase of positive COVID-19 patients on Saturday, local health care officials spoke just 24 hours earlier of the worrisome number of COVID-19 patients in their care and urged the public to take proper precautions when in public areas. “We are ...

Plan to address bed capacity launched

Lee Health has a plan to combat crowded hospitals and an increase of COVID-19 positive patients as numbers continue to increase locally and throughout the state, officials said Thursday.President and CEO of Lee Health, Dr. Larry Antonucci said the system is in the midst of enacting a plan ...

COVID-19 hospitalizations triple in one month

As the Independence Day holiday weekend begins, local health care officials spoke of the worrisome number of COVID-19 patients in their care and urged the public to take proper precautions when in public areas."We are seeing a trend in our hospitals that has me very concerned," said President ...