City of Lubbock reports 606 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths

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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 Thursday, November 19, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 606 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 207 recoveries and 6 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 27,660: 5,605 active, 21,763 listed as recovered and 292 total deaths. 

*Since the 4:00 PM cutoff, there were 51 cases identified as duplicates, or belonging in a different jurisdiction. The cumulative total reflects these cases’ removal. 

As of 4:00 p.m. there are a combined 27 open hospital beds and 27 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 was not available at time of release. 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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