LUBBOCK, Texas — On Friday, the City of Lubbock Public Health Department provided a COVID-19 update for the county.

The City of Lubbock confirmed 556 new cases and 2 deaths.

A total of 93,525 cases and 1,012 deaths have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic. Data for the total number of active cases and recoveries were not provided on the dashboard.

(Screen capture of the City of Lubbock COVID-19 Dashboard; 1/28/22)

Texas Department of State Health Services data showed that 44 adult COVID-19 patients were in ICU beds and 15 pediatric COVID-19 patients were in the hospital.

There were 42 confirmed COVID-19 admissions within the previous 24 hours and 16 COVID-19 patients on ventilators, according to DSHS data.

DSHS data also showed the hospitalization rate in Trauma Service Area B (the greater Lubbock/South Plains region) was at 21.02 percent. continues ongoing coverage of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s impacts and vaccination efforts.