Lee Health reports 85 COVID-19 patients isolated Wednesday, lifts pandemic visiting restrictions – Wink News


Lee Health says it has 85 COVID-19 patients isolated in its hospitals on Wednesday. No deaths were reported on Tuesday.

Restrictions on visitations have been lifted by Lee Health. Previously visitors to Lee Health facilities were limited to compassionate care situations and the number of visitors allowed was reduced. Lee heath says masks and social distancing are still required. You can find Lee Health’s full visitation policy here.

Lee Health says visitation with COVID-positive patients is still limited to compassionate care situations.

  • As of Wednesday morning, there are 85 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 Tuesday, there were nine new COVID-19 hospital admissions and eight COVID-19 discharges.
  • 70% of ventilators and 14% of ICU rooms are available for use. There are 14 COVID-19 patients on ventilators and 29 in the intensive care unit.
  • The Wednesday morning census was at 90% of the staffed operational bed capacity.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, 1,187 patients have died at Lee Health hospitals, with no deaths 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 www.leehealth.org.