LUBBOCK, Texas (Press Release) — The following is a press release from the City of Lubbock.
As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 44 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 43 recoveries and 1 additional death. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 48,068: 433 active, 46,929 listed as recovered and 706 total deaths.
Since the 4:00 p.m. cut off yesterday, 1 additional case was reported or transferred into Lubbock. These cases have been adjusted into the cumulative totals.
As of 4:00 p.m. there are a combined 20 open hospital beds and 20 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. Yesterday’s COVID-19 hospitalization percentage was 4.94%. 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.
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