City of Lubbock confirms 200 new cases of COVID-19, 115 recoveries

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Below is a press release from the City of Lubbock.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 200 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 115 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 15,401: 2,201 active, 13,044 listed as recovered and 156 deaths. 

*Since the 4:00 p.m. cut off yesterday, 27 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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