Lee Health says it is partially resuming elective surgeries that require an overnight stay in the hospital as the number of COVID-19 cases in the hospital system continues to decline.
Lee Health postponed elective procedures in the first week of January due to the omicron rise and high hospital enrollment throughout the healthcare system. The hospital system says elective surgeries will be phased back based on the bed capacity of each hospital.
Here is Monday’s report:
- As of Monday morning, Lee Health has 169 COVID-19 patients isolated in its hospitals.
- Of these patients, six of them are being treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital in southwest Florida.
- Monday morning, the hospital count was 92% of the manned operational bed capacity.
- Monday morning, the count in the intensive care unit was 88% of the manned operational bed capacity. There were 18 COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit.
- On Sunday, Lee Health emergency rooms saw 710 patients, which is typical of a Sunday at this time of year.
- Lee TeleHealth is currently free and is an easy alternative to avoid longer waiting times than usual in emergency centers. To access Lee Telehealth, download the Lee Health app or visit www.LeeTelehealth.org.
Lee Health said it is grateful to the patients in the community and the patients while the elective surgeries were suspended, and said that the best way to prevent future COVID-19 increases is to be vaccinated and boosted.
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