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Lee deaths set one-day record

Twelve patients in Lee Health’s care passed away Wednesday from COVID-19, the deadliest day the region’s healthcare leader has seen since the pandemic began. “This is the largest single-day total since the start of the pandemic, and our hearts go out to the family and friends of those ...

Cape still waiting for bubble curtain permits

The good news is that water quality in the Caloosahatchee River in the Cape Coral canals is still pretty good. The bad news is that at the rate things are going, the thing that is supposed to stop the threat of blue-green algae will arrive too late to do any good. During the Cape Coral City ...

Lee Health reports continuing to treat record numbers of COVID-19 patients

As part of Lee Health’s weekly COVID-19 press conference, the healthcare system’s president and CEO, Dr. Larry Antonucci, addressed the ongoing rise of new cases in the community. Lee Health continues to see all-time pandemic highs in total number of patients cared for, with that number ...

Golisano Children’s Hospital announces upcoming mobile vaccination clinics

Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Mobile Pediatric Vaccination Clinic will be making stops around Southwest Florida next week to vaccinate children 12 years-old and older for COVID-19. The Mobile Pediatric Vaccination Clinic is walk-up only, and there is no cost for the COVID-19 vaccine, ...

Lee Health curtails visitations

As of Thursday, visitation at Lee Health’s adult care hospital campuses is limited to one person at a time per patient, except in cases of compassionate care. Lee Health officials on Wednesday reported the policy change “in an effort to protect the safety of patients and team members ...

Due to rising COVID-19 cases, Lee Health reinstates visitation restrictions

To protect the safety of patients and team members from the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in our community, Lee Health has reinstated its visitation restrictions. Effective Thursday, Aug. 12, visitation at Lee Health’s adult acute care hospital campuses will be limited to one person at a ...

Lee School District mask opt-out form now on line

The School District of Lee County mask-opt-out form is now available to parents and student guardians online. The district has made masks mandatory but, in compliance with Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order and new Parental Bill of Rights legislation, parents may choose to opt their child out ...

Lee Health reports another uptick in COVID cases

Lee Health set a record for the highest number of COVID-19 patients in their care over the weekend, and the number continues to grow each day. As of Tuesday morning, Lee Health officials reported 455 individuals across their hospitals are being treated for the virus, outpacing the 327-mark ...

COVID ‘crisis’: Lee Health sees record number of hospitalized cases

Lee Health set a record for the highest number of COVID-19 patients in system care over the weekend. As of Monday morning, Lee Health officials reported 419 individuals across their hospitals are being treated for the virus, outpacing the 327-mark set last July – a 12% uptick. Lee Health ...