City of Lubbock Confirms 173 Additional COVID-19 Cases - Passes 12,000 Mark

As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 173 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 342 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 12,139: 2,278 active, 9,732 listed as recovered and 129 deaths. *Since the 4:00 p.m. cut off yesterday, 14 new cases have been reported or were transferred in from other jurisdictions. These cases are adjusted into the cumulative totals. The City of Lubbock, through the Health Department and Office of Emergency Management, has successfully converted the COVID-19 data set into a new database system. The data migration took place last week. Ongoing quality control checks on the statistics and database continue

City of Lubbock Confirms 208 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death

As of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 208 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 293 recoveries and one additional death. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 11,952: 2,508 active, 9,315 listed as recovered and 129 deaths. *Since the 4:00 p.m. cut off yesterday, 20 new cases have been reported or were transferred in from other jurisdictions. These cases are adjusted into the cumulative totals.The City of Lubbock, through the Health Department and Office of Emergency Management, has successfully converted the COVID-19 data set into a new database system. The data migration took place last week. Ongoing quality control checks on the statistics an

COVID-19 and influenza: simultaneously preventing two illnesses

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there also is another respiratory illness to prepare for, as flu season is just around the corner. A Baylor College of Medicine infectious diseases expert discusses handling flu while combatting COVID-19. “We take flu season very seriously every year, but this year it is especially important, since we’re now experiencing two respiratory infections that can have severe consequence simultaneously,” said Dr. Jill Weatherhead, assistant professor of tropical medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor. When should I get my flu shot? The influenza vaccine typically becomes available toward the end of August or early September. It takes about two weeks after v

City of Lubbock Confirms 286 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths

As of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 286 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 121 recoveries and four additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 11,764: 2,689 active, 8,947 listed as recovered and 128 deaths. *Since the 4:00 p.m. cut off yesterday, 56 new cases have been reported or were transferred in from other jurisdictions. These cases are adjusted into the cumulative totals. The City of Lubbock, through the Health Department and Office of Emergency Management, has successfully converted the COVID-19 data set into a new database system. The data migration took place last week. Ongoing quality control checks on the statisti

FEMA and Ad Council Urge Americans to "Make a Plan Today" (In Spanish Below)

FEMA and the Ad Council have begun National Preparedness Month with new public service announcements informing Americans how they and their families can best prepare for disaster while accounting for the reality of COVID-19. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8769851-ad-council-fema-national-preparedness-month-2020-psa FEMA's most recent National Household Survey finds nearly 60% of Americans perceive themselves to be prepared for a disaster emergency, and 10% still see no need to prepare. That's why the theme of National Preparedness Month 2020 is "Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today." It encourages people from all commu

City of Lubbock Confirms 186 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 2 Deaths

As of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 186 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 133 recoveries and two additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 11,241: 2,433 active, 8,684 listed as recovered and 124 deaths. *Since the 4:00 p.m. cut off yesterday, 44 new cases have been reported or were transferred in from other jurisdictions. These cases are adjusted into the cumulative totals. The City of Lubbock, through the Health Department and Office of Emergency Management, has successfully converted the COVID-19 data set into a new database system. The data migration took place last week. Ongoing quality control checks on the statistics a

MFV Applauds Federal Judge’s Decision to Bar Trump Administration From Ending Census Early

Washington D.C. - A federal judge recently barred the Trump administration from ending the 2020 census a month early. The ruling says the census, which was delayed for months because of the coronavirus, needs more time to get an accurate count. The census will now finish its count on October 31st. Hector Sanchez Barba, CEO and Executive Director of Mi Familia Vota released the following statement in response to the court's ruling: “We applaud the federal judge’s ruling on this case. It is critical to our democracy that we get an accurate count of the Latino community through the census. Our representation matters. Mi Famlia Vota has been working for months to encourage our community to parti

City of Lubbock Confirms 156 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death

As of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 156 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 172 recoveries and one death. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 11,011: 2,388 active, 8,501 listed as recovered and 122 deaths. *Today, 13 cases were reassigned to Lubbock County from other jurisdictions. They are included in today's cumulative number. The City of Lubbock, through the Health Department and Office of Emergency Management, has successfully converted the COVID-19 data set into a new database system. The data migration took place last week. Ongoing quality control checks on the statistics and database continue to be a priority of the City of Lubboc

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (Spanish Version Included Below)

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men and will strike approximately 192,000 men this year – and kill more than 33,000 -- making it second only to lung cancer as the deadliest cancer in men. Caught early, prostate cancer can be treated, usually successfully. In early stages, prostate cancer has no symptoms, however, so don't wait for "something bad" to happen to Get It Checked (www.GetItChecked.com). This is doubly true in this year of COVID-19. Don’t let the pandemic deter you from getting an easy, fast screening test. Talk to your healthcare provider to schedule one this month. For almost 30 years, doctors have had a powerful weapon in their arsenal for detecting prostate

City of Lubbock Confirms 155 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death

As of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 155 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 79 recoveries and one death. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 10,681: 2,355 active, 8,206 listed as recovered and 120 deaths. *Today, 11 cases were reassigned to Lubbock County from other jurisdictions. They are included in today’s cumulative number. The City of Lubbock, through the Health Department and Office of Emergency Management, has successfully converted the COVID-19 data set into a new database system. The data migration took place last week. Ongoing quality control checks on the statistics and database continue to be a priority of the City of Lubbock.

City of Lubbock Confirms 78 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

As of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 78 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 374 recoveries and three deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 10,122: 2,224 active, 7,782 listed as recovered and 116 deaths. For Texas Tech home football games, those wishing to have a tailgate off of the university campus, must follow guidelines set by the City of Lubbock. For outdoor tailgate events with 10-49 participants, a Small Tailgate Approval Checklist must be submitted to lubbocksafe@mylubbock.us a minimum of five days before the event. An outdoor tailgating event with an anticipated 50 participants or more must submit a separate plan for conside

Governor Abbott Expands Capacity For Certain Services In Texas, Announces Guidance For Nursing Home,

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on the state's ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19. During the press conference, the Governor issued Executive Orders expanding occupancy levels for restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and exercise facilities and classes, museums, and libraries, and re-authorizing elective surgeries for a majority of the state of Texas. The Governor also announced new guidance related to visitations at nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the state. In addition, the Governor implemented the use of reliable, data driven hospitalization metrics used by doctors and medical experts to hel

City of Lubbock Confirms 108 Additional COVID-19 Cases - Surpasses 10,00 Cases

As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 108 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 415 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 10,044: 2,523 active, 7,408 listed as recovered and 113 deaths. For Texas Tech home football games, those wishing to have a tailgate off of the university campus, must follow guidelines set by the City of Lubbock. For outdoor tailgate events with 10-49 participants, a Small Tailgate Approval Checklist must be submitted to lubbocksafe@mylubbock.us a minimum of five days before the event. ### Posted by Latino Lubbock Magazine Digital Media Read the September Issue of Latino Lubbock Magazine online at https://

City of Lubbock Confirms 108 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 4 Additional Deaths

As of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 108 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 149 recoveries and four additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 9,936: 2,830 active, 6,993 listed as recovered and 113 deaths. ### Posted by Latino Lubbock Magazine Digital Media Read the September Issue of Latino Lubbock Magazine online at https://www.latinolubbock.net/magazine-preview Please visit www.latinolubbock.net for a centralized list of COVID-19 resources. For advertising call (806)792-1212

City of Lubbock Confirms Additional 179 COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death

As of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 179 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 109 recoveries and an additional death. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 9,828: 2,875 active, 6,844 listed as recovered and 109 deaths. ### Posted by Latino Lubbock Magazine Digital Media Read the September Issue of Latino Lubbock Magazine online at https://www.latinolubbock.net/magazine-preview Please visit www.latinolubbock.net for a centralized list of COVID-19 resources. For advertising call (806)792-1212

TTU COVID-19 Cases as of 9-14

As of September 14, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 42 recoveries. ### Posted by Latino Lubbock Magazine Digital Media Read the September Issue of Latino Lubbock Magazine online at https://www.latinolubbock.net/magazine-preview Please visit www.latinolubbock.net for a centralized list of COVID-19 resources. For advertising call (806)792-1212

City of Lubbock Confirms 98 Additional COVID-19 Cases

As of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 98 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 42 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 9,500: 2,648 active, 6,747 listed as recovered and 105 deaths. ### Posted by Latino Lubbock Magazine Digital Media Read the September Issue of Latino Lubbock Magazine online at https://www.latinolubbock.net/magazine-preview Please visit www.latinolubbock.net for a centralized list of COVID-19 resources. For advertising call (806)792-1212

City of Lubbock Confirms 125 Additional COVID-19 Cases

As of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 125 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 142 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 9,402: 2,592 active, 6,705 listed as recovered and 105 deaths. ### Posted by Latino Lubbock Magazine Digital Media Read the September Issue of Latino Lubbock Magazine online at https://www.latinolubbock.net/magazine-preview Please visit www.latinolubbock.net for a centralized list of COVID-19 resources. For advertising call (806)792-1212

City of Lubbock Confirms 202 Additional COVID-19 Cases

As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 202 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 114 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 9,277: 2,609 active, 6,563 listed as recovered and 105 deaths. ### Posted by Latino Lubbock Magazine Digital Media Read the September Issue of Latino Lubbock Magazine online at https://www.latinolubbock.net/magazine-preview Please visit www.latinolubbock.net for a centralized list of COVID-19 resources. For advertising call (806)792-1212

WTOS Celebrates passing of Mental Health Voucher Program by Lubbock City Council

Lubbock, TX- September 9, 2020 - On Tuesday, September 8, the Lubbock City Council passed the Mental Health Voucher Program (MHVP) with a unanimous vote. Funded by Coronavirus Relief Funds, the MHVP will be administered by Catholic Charities and will allow families, adults, or children 6 free counseling sessions with a private practice mental health provider. At the beginning of the pandemic, leaders from West Texas Organizing Strategy (WTOS) and Llano Estacado Alliance for Democracy (LEAD) began holding Zoom Hall conversations every other week. Participants would split up into small group conversations and discuss the question, “How has COVID19 impacted your family?” “The number one concern

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