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City of Lubbock Confirms New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases, and One Additional Death

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 23 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and one additional death as of 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 100 with two deaths.

A significant number of the new cases are associated with the ongoing outbreak at Whisperwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The health department continues to work with regulatory agencies to ensure appropriate care is provided to residents. This afternoon, screening of 60 individuals at the Whisperwood facility was completed.

In addition to the reported Lubbock cases, the Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting additional cases on the South Plains including Hockley County (7), Terry County (4), Gaines County (1), Hale County (1) and Lynn (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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