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Department of Health to provide free flu, Hepatitis A vaccines

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County will be providing free influenza and Hepatitis A vaccines throughout Lee County during the month of December. Staff will utilize the mobile units funded by LeeCARES. A total of 80 flu vaccines and 30 HepA vaccines will be available at each ...

State reports more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases

By the Numbers As of Thursday morning, there are 1,029,030 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 10,870 since FDOH's last update Wednesday morning and the highest daily increase in over a month. Test results reported to the Department of Health on Wednesday, Dec. 2, ...

Lee Health: Don’t forget safety during the holidays

Local health officials on Tuesday asked residents of Southwest Florida to take precautions as the holidays begin so as to not augment the current rise in COVID-19 cases locally. President and CEO of Lee Health Dr. Larry Antonucci said he understands the need for families to be together, but ...

COVID cases top 900,000 in Florida

As of Thursday morning, there are 914,333 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 9,002 since FDOH's last update Wednesday morning; the second largest daily new case total since Oct. 19. Test results reported to the Department of Health on Wednesday, Nov. 18, resulted in a ...

School District addresses quarantine parameters

School board members continue to address concerns related to the district’s COVID-19 quarantine parameters. Earlier this month, Board member Melisa Giovannelli began the conversation after receiving phone calls about students being quarantined for 14 days, returning to school and then ...

Lee schools begin ‘rapid testing’ for COVID

Rapid testing for COVID-19 is now available in Lee County schools with three tests already administered as of Wednesday. Testing for symptomatic students and staff is available on campuses through a partnership that includes the Golisano Children’s Hospital, Lee Health, Lee County and ...

Florida reports 5,607 new COVID-19 cases; no new reported deaths in Lee

As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 863,619 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Florida, an increase of 5,607 since FDOH's last update Wednesday afternoon. More than 82,800 test results were reported to the Department of Health on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Of those reported tests, 7.35 percent ...

Lee sees ‘slow rise’ COVID cases

Local health officials on Wednesday detailed a rise in new cases of COVID-19 in the community over the last few weeks and spoke of new challenges with winter months on the horizon. Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci said while Southwest Florida is not seeing the high volume of ...

Lee sees ‘slow rise’ in COVID cases

Local health officials on Thursday addressed the growing number of COVID-19 patients being treated in the community. Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci said the county’s leading healthcare system over the last few weeks has seen “a slow rise in both our positivity rate and ...

DeSantis loosens restrictions at long-term care facilities

Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Fort Myers on Thursday to announce a loosening of restrictions regarding visits to long-term care facilities. At a roundtable at Amavida Living, DeSantis said he was ordering the Department of Emergency Management to remove the prohibition on nursing home visitations ...