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Flu shots urged

Lee Health officials on Thursday reminded the public that while COVID-19 has been at the forefront, flu season has arrived. “Flu season is upon us, and it remains as important as ever to receive your annual influenza vaccine,” said Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci in a ...

Lee Heath: Seek COVID treatment early

Lee Health officials on Monday reminded individuals seeking monoclonal antibody treatment that it must be administered in the early days of a positive result. “Monoclonal antibodies (MAB) are an effective treatment for COVID-19 if administered in the early days of infection,” said ...

Lee Health taking appointments for boosters

Lee Health is now booking appointments for COVID-19 booster shots. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issuing recommendations for booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Lee Health announced on Tuesday that eligible patients looking to receive a supplementary ...

Community Cooperative Mobile Food Pantry October dates set

Community Cooperative has scheduled the following October 2021 Mobile Food Pantries around Southwest Florida. Wednesday, Oct. 6 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. VA Healthcare Center 2489 Diplomat Parkway, E., Cape Coral (For veteran and veteran families only) Friday, Oct. 8 10 a.m. to 12 ...

Lee Health: COVID cases continue to decline

The prodigious increase of new COVID-19 cases throughout Lee County over the past month is starting to subside reported health officials on Thursday. In a media update, President and CEO of Lee Health Dr. Larry Antonucci said, “We are, thankfully, on the downswing of the COVID-19 surged ...

Lee Health: COVID-19 admissions trend downward

During Lee Health’s weekly COVID-19 community update, President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci said admissions continue to trend in a downward direction, but that everyone has to play their part to ensure that another spike does not occur. “This pandemic is still there. It’s still out ...

Bed capacity improving at Lee Health

As of Friday morning, Lee Health had 333 COVID-19 patients isolated in system inpatient hospitals, including 23 new COVID-19 admission and 47 COVID-19 discharges since Thursday. Of that total, nine are under the age of 18. Since the start of the pandemic, Lee Health has reported 1,079 ...

Available bed capacity improves at Lee Health

As of Thursday morning, Lee Health had 368 COVID-19 patients isolated in system inpatient hospitals, including 42 new COVID-19 admissions and 42 COVID-19 discharges on Wednesday. Of that total, four are under the age of 18 being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Since the start ...

School District reinstates mask opt-out for students

The School District of Lee County has reinstated an opt-opt to its mask mandate, effective today. Citing a 1st District Court of Appeal stay issued Friday, "which means the Florida Department of Education can continue to enforce its interpretation of the parental opt out until this matter is ...