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.
As or Tuesday morning:
- As of Tuedsday morning, Lee Health had 301 COVID-19 patients isolated in their hospitals.
- Of these patients, four of them are being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
- The hospital census was at 94% of staffed operational bed capacity, and the census in the intensive care unit was at 92% of staffed operational bed capacity.
- There were 37 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
- On Monday, Lee Health emergency departments saw 878 patients and Lee Convenient Care saw 371 patients.
Lee Telehealth wants to remind you that its telehealth visits are free during the omicron surge. Telehealth connects you with a doctor from the comfort of your own home and provides a convenient alternative to visiting an urgent care center. You can receive care for everything from viruses and respiratory infections to fractures or sprains.
Lee Telehealth visits have increased by 900% since the start of the omicron surge, and more than 2,100 people have avoided longer than normal wait times by seeking their health care virtually since the start of the new year. For a list of conditions that can be treated through Lee Telehealth, or to make an appointment, please visit LeeTelehealth.org.