Lee Health has 324 COVID-19 patients isolated in its hospitals Monday

Published: January 24, 2022 2:38 PM EST
Updated: January 24, 2022 2:39 PM EST
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Lee health says there are signs that we may have reached the plateau of the omicron surge in Southwest Florida.

Over the last week, the number of COVID-19 patients being treated in Lee Health hospitals has decreased every day, and the emergency department and Lee Convenient Care volumes have started to return to pre-surge levels.

“While the current trend is promising, the omicron variant must still be taken as a serious threat to the health of our community,” Lee Health said.

Four people died in Lee Health hospitals from COVID-19 over the weekend.

“We are treating more than 300 COVID patients in a hospital-based setting,” Lee Health added. “Please continue to take the necessary steps to keep you and your family safe.”

As or Monday morning:

  • As of Monday morning, Lee Health had 324 COVID-19 patients isolated in their hospitals.
  • Of these patients, 7 of them are being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
  • Monday morning, the hospital census was at 94% of staffed operational bed capacity.
  • Monday morning, census in the intensive care unit was at 96% of staffed operational bed capacity. There were 40 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
  • On Sunday, Lee Health emergency departments saw 744 patients. Approximately 13% of all visits were related to COVID.
  • On Sunday, Lee Convenient Care saw 287 patients.

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