Lee Health addresses the “drastic increase” in local COVID cases

Lee Health addresses the “drastic increase” in local COVID cases


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  • The press conference addressed the “drastic increase in COVID-19 cases in Southwest Florida and its impact on Lee Health’s emergency departments and overall capacity,” Lee Health said in a media release.

  • As of Tuesday morning, Lee Health was treating 284 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Of those patients, nine of them are being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Lee Health’s hospital census was at 93 percent of staffed operational bed capacity on Tuesday morning.

Lee Convenient Care centers saw 512 patients on Monday, and were averaging about 360 patients before the Omicron surge.

The hospital system’s emergency departments saw 1,063 patients on Monday. Prior to the Omicron surge, Lee Health’s emergency departments were averaging about 900 patients per day.

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