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Latest Lee Health COVID-19 update includes 8 children under the age of 18

 Lee Health
Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-18 11:54:47-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — As of AUGUST 18, 2021, Lee Health is reporting out of the 577 COVID-19 patients isolated in the hospitals, 8 of those patients are children under the age of 18. They have not reported if any of the children have received a vaccine or not.

Lee Health reports:

  • 577 COVID-19 patients isolated in the hospitals (inpatient).
  • Of these patients, 8 of them are children under the age of 18.
  • Yesterday, they had 86 new COVID-19 hospital admissions and 68 COVID-19 discharges.
  • Currently, 60% of our ventilators and 7% of the ICU rooms are available for use. They have 57 COVID-19 patients on ventilators and 89 in the intensive care unit.
  • Current census is at 95% of staffed operational bed capacity.

Lee Health reports to have lost 798 patients in their care to COVID-19, including 5 yesterday.

Lee Health is working on a streamlined way to automated the data of their patients who are unvaccinated. We hope to have this new process in place soon.