City of Lubbock Confirms 50 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death
As of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 50 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 120 recoveries and 1 additional death. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 47,851: 533 active, 46,620 listed as recovered and 698 total deaths.
Since the 4:00 PM cut off yesterday, 1 additional case was identified as a duplicate or transferred to the correct jurisdiction. These have been adjusted into the cumulative totals.
As of 4:00 p.m. there are a combined 20 open hospital beds and 36 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 under the 15% threshold where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients in regional hospitals as a percentage of available hospital beds. Sunday's COVID-19 hospitalization percentage was 6.30%. Trauma Service Area B will be under lessened restrictions outlined under Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders unless we go above 15% for seven consecutive days.
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