Lee Health reports 11 deaths on Tuesday, 367 COVID-19 in hospitals

Published: September 15, 2021 11:29 AM EDT
A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self-administered test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Miami Beach Convention Center Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

As of Wednesday morning, there are 367 COVID-19 patients isolating in Lee Health hospitals. Eleven people died on Tuesday, the hospital system said.

  • As of this morning, there are 367 COVID-19 patients isolated in Lee Health hospitals (inpatient).
  • Of these patients, 5 of them are children being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
  • On Tuesday, there were 33 new COVID-19 hospital admissions and 41 COVID-19 discharges.
  • 50% of ventilators and 4% of ICU rooms are available for use. There are 63 COVID-19 patients on ventilators and 79 in the intensive care unit.
  • On Wednesday morning, the hospital system census was at 95% of staffed operational bed capacity.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, 1,069 patients have died inside of Lee Health hospitals to COVID-19, including 11 yesterday.