Lee Health reports 73 COVID-19 patients Friday, 4 deaths Thursday – Wink News

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Lee Health says it has 73 COVID-19 patients isolated in its hospitals on Friday. Four deaths were reported on Thursday.

  • As of Friday morning, there are 73 COVID-19 patients isolated in Lee Health hospitals (inpatient).
  • Of these patients, six of them are children being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
  • Since Thursday, there were 10 new COVID-19 hospital admissions and nine COVID-19 discharges.
  • 69% of ventilators and 12% of ICU rooms are available for use. There are 8 COVID-19 patients on ventilators and 21 in the intensive care unit.
  • The Friday morning census was at 85% of the staffed operational bed capacity.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, 1,193 patients have died at Lee Health hospitals, with two deaths on Thursday.

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.

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