City of Lubbock confirmed 281 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 11 Deaths

As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 281 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 287 recoveries and 11 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 37,786: 3,812 active, 33,489 listed as recovered and 485 total deaths.

Since the 4:00 PM cut off yesterday, 23 cases were identified as duplicates or transferred to the correct jurisdiction. These have been adjusted into the cumulative totals.

As of 4:00 p.m. there are a combined 39 open hospital beds and 29 patients holding for beds at University Medical Center and Covenant Health System. Note that this reflects staffed beds open to receive patients and differs from the available bed count shown on the DSHS and the City of Lubbock dashboards. These dashboards count all available beds, including specialty beds, such as pediatrics, PICU, outpatient, psychiatric and others, as well as hospitalized patients in the 22 county Trauma Service Area.

Lubbock remains above the 15% threshold where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients in regional hospitals as a percentage of available hospital beds. Today's COVID-19 hospitalization percentage is 23.33%. Trauma Service Area B will remain under the additional restrictions outlined under Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders until we remain below 15% for seven consecutive days.

Executive Orders 31 and 32 can be found here or here


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