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COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall To Be Held By Lee Health

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Lee Health will Host a Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. EST.

Lee Health is hosting a live virtual town hall on Tuesday, August 24 at 2 p.m. EST in an effort to increase public awareness about COVID-19 and the highly contagious Delta variant.

During WGCU-FM’s Gulf Coast Life, Lee Health’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Scott Nygaard said there are currently 649 COVID-19 patients being treated throughout the health network’s five hospitals, and the age range is vast.

“So we have a broad age distribution. It’s anywhere from six weeks to 94-years-old. Seven are under the age of 18 and we are beginning to see more impact on younger children and even infants.”

As of this morning, there have been 841 COVID-19 deaths inside of Lee Health since the beginning of the pandemic.

The public is invited to watch and interact during the virtual town hall on Lee Health’s Facebook page and have comments and questions answered by Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci, and Dr. Stephanie Stovall, Lee Health Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist and Interim Chief of Quality & Patient Safety.

Click here for Lee Health's Facebook Livestream.

If you need to schedule a vaccination appointment, Lee Health is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 12 years and older at its Community Vaccination Clinic at Gulf Coast Medical Center.

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