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48 COVID-19 patients in Lee Health hospitals Wednesday, 1 death Tuesday

Lee Health says it has 48 COVID-19 patients isolated in its hospitals on Wednesday. One death were reported on Tuesday.

  • As of Wednesday morning, there are 48 COVID-19 patients isolated in Lee Health hospitals (inpatient).
  • Of these patients, one of them is a child being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
  • On Tuesday, there were eight new COVID-19 hospital admissions and nine COVID-19 discharges.
  • 74% of ventilators and 21% of ICU rooms are available for use. There are four COVID-19 patients on ventilators and 10 in the intensive care unit.
  • The Wednesday morning census was at 91% of the staffed operational bed capacity.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, 1,200 patients have died at Lee Health hospitals, with one death on Tuesday.

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


Writer:Joey Pellegrino
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