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City of Lubbock Confirms Additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 26 additional cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 5:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 77. A significant number of new cases is associated with the ongoing outbreak at Whisperwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Over the weekend the health department, with the help of staff running the UMC Drive-Through Clinic screened residents and employees. Unfortunately, 12 residents tested positive. The health department is working with regulatory agencies to ensure appropriate care is provided to residents. Additional screening at the facility is planned for Tuesday, March 31.

In addition to the reported Lubbock cases, the Texas Department of State Health Services reports additional cases on the South Plains including Hockley County (7), Terry County (3), Gaines County (1), Hale County (1) and Lynn County (2). The City of Lubbock Health Department and other response agencies are prepared and have employed standard response plans designed to address and resolve public health issues. The department will continue monitoring individuals as indicated by the CDC. The Department’s disease surveillance team will continue working diligently to ensure the public remains at a low risk of contracting COVID-19. The City of Lubbock Health Department and our health care partners will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the Lubbock area to prepare for the possibility of more local cases. Please continue to follow proper hygiene recommendations and social distancing practices.

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