City of Lubbock reports 18 new COVID-19 deaths in one day

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(Nexstar Media Group/EverythingLubbock.com Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas (Press Release) — The following is a press release from the City of Lubbock.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 680 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 195 recoveries and 18 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 30,054: 5,760 active, 23,969 listed as recovered and 325 total deaths. 

*Since the 4:00 PM cutoff, there were 4 cases reported or assigned to Lubbock from another jurisdiction. These cases have been adjusted in the cumulative totals.

As of 4:00 p.m. there are a combined 29 open hospital beds and 12 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 percentage is 27.95%. 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 mylubbock.info/ga-31 or here mylubbock.info/ga-32

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) maintains a dashboard with state, regional, and county level COVID-19 statistics and can be found here mylubbock.info/dshs-covid

Local COVID-19 statistics can be found here mylubbock.info/covid

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