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Lee Health reports 17.5 percent of its COVID admissions have been vaccinated

Lee Health is seeing the admission of patients who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 As of Thursday morning, Lee Health had 338 COVID-19 patients isolated in system inpatient hospitals. From Wednesday to Thursday morning, Lee Health saw 50 new COVID-19 admissions and 333 discharges. ...

Lee Health curbs visitation

Lee Health officials have announced “due to the current capacity and highly contagious nature of the COVID-19 delta variant” they are restricting visitation in emergency room departments until further notice. Visitors will only be granted emergency room access for compassionate care ...

DeSantis: No mask mandates in schools

Smiles, not masks. Parental choice, not mandates. That is the message Gov. Ron DeSantis shared this morning at a press conference in Cape Coral called to announce that he would issue an executive order that will prohibit school systems from mandating masks. "I think the decision about ...

Cape business named among alleged anti-vaccine misinformers

The face of a Cape Coral business that tops the city’s economic development success stories topped another list this week, placing it at the center of a COVID-related controversy. Dr. Joseph Mercola, a board-certified physician and best-selling author who runs a prominent popular natural ...

Lee Health: Significant jump in COVID cases

Lee Health officials on Wednesday reported a 600% increase of COVID-19 patients in their care in just a few weeks' time. The area’s largest healthcare provider’s President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci on a media call expressed his concern for the growing number of new COVID-positive ...

Federal court rules in favor of Florida cruise industry

After being largely sidelined for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida cruise industry is back online following a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit to reverse its own earlier decision regarding Centers for Disease Control restrictions. The reversal ...

Lee Health COVID-19 cases continue to increase

Lee Health has once again resumed issuing daily COVID-19 statistics to keep the community informed as 70 new patients entered hospitals over the weekend. According to Lee Health, the area’s largest healthcare system, as of Tuesday afternoon, has 186 COVID-19 patients isolated at inpatient ...

Lee Health: 70 new COVID patients admitted over the weekend

Lee Health has once again resumed issuing daily COVID-19 statistics to keep the community informed as 70 new patients entered hospitals over the weekend. According to Lee Health, the area’s largest healthcare system as on Monday afternoon has 160 COVID-19 patients isolated at inpatient ...