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City of Lubbock Confirms 237 Additional COVID-19 Cases

As of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 237 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and 141 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 14,921: 2,039 active, 12,730 listed as recovered and 152 deaths.

*Since the 4:00 p.m. cut off yesterday, nine new cases has been reported or were transferred in from other jurisdictions. These cases are adjusted into the cumulative totals.

Executive Order GA-32 allows certain venues to reopen at 75% capacity and allows certain counties to resume elective surgeries. Counties within Trauma Service Areas with high COVID-19 hospitalizations are excluded from these reopenings. Executive Order GA-32 defines high hospitalizations as at least 15 percent of a hospital’s total capacity being used for COVID-19 hospitalized patients for seven consecutive days.

DSHS updated its dashboard to reflect the changes implemented with Executive Order GA-32. The City of Lubbock will be reporting the hospitalization rate as reflected on the DSHS dashboard.


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