Lee Health is reactivating its COVID-19 Incident Management Team as its hospitals deal with an increase in hospitalizations due to the virus.
The system’s hospitals are caring for 130 COVID-19 patients, and the 14-day rolling average positivity rate is at 22%, which is approaching levels seen last July, Lee Health said.
“In the past month, our average census of hospitalized COVID patients has risen from 30 to more than 130.”
Lee Health said 89% of its hospitalized patients are not vaccinated.
“Lee Health strongly urges everyone in the community get vaccinated. Doing so provides significant protection against serious illness even if you are exposed to the coronavirus.”
If you have not yet been vaccinated, go to www.LeeHealth.org or call 343-0999 to schedule an appointment. The clinic at Gulf Coast Medical Center is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and vaccination is free.
Masks are still required at all Lee Health facilities.