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Lee Health exhausts supply of monoclonal antibody used for Omicron variant

Lee Health’s supply of the most effective monoclonal antibody (MAB) treatment for the COVID-19 Omicron variant has been exhausted. In an email from Lee Health officials on Wednesday, the healthcare system, due to a nationwide shortage, stated they no longer can administer the treatment ...

New COVID-19 cases declining across Southwest Florida

The number of newly reported COVID-19 infections throughout Southwest Florida are dwindling, as Lee Health reported low numbers that resemble the first weeks of the pandemic. The president and CEO of Lee Health, Dr. Larry Antonucci, released a statement Tuesday on the current state of ...

Lee Health releases latest COVID-19 numbers

By the numbers As of Tuesday morning, Lee Health had 48 COVID-19 patients isolated in system inpatient hospitals, including five new COVID-19 admissions and nine COVID-19 discharges since Monday. Lee Health also reported 13 new COVID-19 admissions and 19 COVID-19 discharges over ...

DeSantis vows to fight Biden-mandated vaccines

With proposed rules looming for mandated vaccines in the private sector by the administration of President Joe Biden, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he would challenge any such mandates in federal court during an appearance Thursday in Fort Myers. Speaking at the Florida Department of Health ...

Lee Health lifts visitation restrictions

Effective immediately, Oct. 13, Lee Health is lifting its COVID-19 visitation restrictions. "Last year, these restrictions were put in place for the safety of our visitors, patients and staff due to the coronavirus pandemic," Lee Health said in a release issued today. "As conditions have ...