Lee Health reports 187 COVID-19 patients being treated as of Tuesday morning, with 19 new admissions since Monday.
- As of Tuesday morning, there are 187 COVID-19 patients isolated in Lee Health hospitals (inpatient).
- Of those patients, 5 of them are children being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
- On Monday, there were 19 new COVID-19 hospital admissions and 16 COVID-19 discharges.
- 63% of ventilators and 16% of ICU rooms are available for use. There are 35 COVID-19 patients on ventilators and 49 in the intensive care unit.
- On Tuesday morning, hospital census was at 86% of staffed operational bed capacity.
- Since the start of the pandemic, 1,152 patients have died at Lee Health hospitals to COVID-19, including 6 on Monday.
Last Friday, the CDC issued recommendations for booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. There has not yet been guidance issued on booster doses for the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. For more information on who is eligible for the booster dose please visit the CDC’s website.
Eligible patients who would like to receive the booster at Lee Health may make an appointment by visiting our website. We are not accepting walk-in vaccine appointments at this time.
Lee Health offers COVID-19 vaccines for anyone 12 and older at its Community Vaccination Clinic, located inside Gulf Coast Medical Center. It’s open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and there is no cost for the vaccine. Anyone can make an appointment online by visiting www.leehealth.org.