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Lee County suffers 23rd death from coronavirus

By Staff | Apr 15, 2020

The Florida Department of Health reported Lee County’s 22nd and 23rd coronavirus-related death on Wednesday evening, documenting the passing of a 93-year-old and a 61-year-old from April 14.

In addition the department reported belatedly that a 70-year-old died from the coronavirus known as COVID-19, on April 9, and a 93-year-old died on April 11.

Lee County has recorded the seventh-most cases of COVID-19, with 677 as of April 15. Of the 614 deaths reported statewide that are connected to the coronavirus, 82% have been among those 65 or older.

There have been 22,519 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide.

At Lee Health on Wednesday, CEO Larry Antonucci reported the following statistics:

There are currently 69 COVID-19 patients isolated in Lee Health hospitals. Lee Health has discharged 112 patients who had tested positive since the first case entered the hospital March 4. There were eight patients discharged yesterday. The hospital has 179 employees quarantined at home while 31 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed at work.