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COVID-19 Update: March 23, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Updates

Daily Stats

As of today, Lee Health has:

  • 7 COVID-19 patients isolated in our hospitals
  • Submitted 945 specimens for testing
  • 79 employees quarantined

Today’s News

A Video Message from Dr. Larry Antonucci

Click here for a short video message from Dr. Larry Antonucci, Lee Health President & CEO, on the importance of staying home and limiting contact with others.

Cape Coral Mobile Collection Site Officially Opens

The mobile collection site located at 1510 Sports Blvd. in Cape Coral officially opened today. Initially, the hours will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m., seven days a week. Patients need a physician order and an appointment to have their specimen collected.

An Update on Supplies

We currently have the supplies we need, however, we anticipate a time when shortages and supply chain interruptions could make it difficult to restock. That is why we are proactively asking the community to donate what they can to help mitigate against future shortages. The Lee Health Foundation is accepting donations of supplies between 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Donations can be delivered to the Lee Health Foundation office at 9800 S. HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers. Donors should call ahead to 343-6950 to ensure someone is there to meet them to collect the supplies.

Lee Health Pharmacy Offering Meds to Curb

To aid in the minimization of visitor traffic into the hospital facilities, the Lee Health Pharmacy is offering “Meds to Curb” service. Patients can call ahead to schedule their pick-up and a member of the pharmacy team will meet them in front of the facility to given them their prescription. Click here for the Lee Health Pharmacy locations and contact numbers.

Blood Drive Success

This past weekend’s American Red Cross Blood Drive for Lee Health was a great success with 94 units collected. Stay tuned for more information about other community blood drives. Our Blood Centers also continue to accept donations. Click here for Blood Center locations and contact numbers.

Additional Emotional and Mental Health Resources

Here are two additional resources to help with emotional and mental health:

  • Florida Blue is offering a free, 24-hour, bilingual helpline staffed with behavioral health counselors to support all Floridians emotional and behavioral health. The hotline can be reached at 833-848-1762.
  • Deepak Chopra and Oprah created a complimentary 21-day meditation experience, Hope in Uncertain Times. Click here to sign up and join millions of meditators find peace of mind.