Record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations at Lee Health with 571 patients Tuesday – Wink News

Record Number Of Covid 19 Hospitalizations At Lee Health With 571 Patients Tuesday Wink News
Record Number Of Covid 19 Hospitalizations At Lee Health With 571 Patients Tuesday Wink News

FORT MYERS

On Tuesday, Lee Health reported 81 new COVID-19 hospital admissions since Monday, and 56 COVID-19 discharges. This brings the current total of patients isolated for COVID-19 to 571.

  • 571 COVID-19 patients isolated in Lee Health hospitals (inpatient).
  • Since Monday; 81 new COVID-19 hospital admissions and 56 COVID-19 discharges.
  • 52 COVID-19 patients are on ventilators and 86 in the intensive care unit. Currently, 63% of Lee Health ventilators and 29% of ICU rooms are available for use.
  • The current census is at 90% of staffed operational bed capacity.

Lee Health strongly urges everyone in the community age 12 and over to get vaccinated.

Doing so provides significant protection against serious illness even if you are exposed to the coronavirus, Lee Health said.

Lee Health is giving an update on the COVID-19 situation at their hospitals and in the Southwest Florida community at 12 p.m. Tuesday.

Watch live in the player below or click here.

If you have not yet been vaccinated, you can to LeeHealth.org or call (239) 343-0999 to schedule an appointment.

The clinic at Gulf Coast Medical Center is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and vaccination is free. A parent or guardian must accompany a minor.


LEE HEALTH HOSTING VIRTUAL TOWN HALL TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19

Lee Health wants to increase public awareness about the delta variant so it will be holding a virtual town hall, “COVID-19 Update: What You Need to Know,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24.

The Facebook Live will be interactive and will give viewers a chance to ask questions to a panel of Lee Health medical experts.

The panel will include Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, president and CEO of Lee Health, Stephanie Stovall, M.D., pediatric infectious diseases specialist, interim chief of Quality & Patient Safety; and moderator Lindsey Morton, creative services manager, Lee Health. The town hall will be viewable on Lee Health’s Facebook page or website.