City of Lubbock reports 8 new coronavirus cases, 31 total

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(Nexstar Media Group/EverythingLubbock.com Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas — The City of Lubbock announced eight additional cases of COVID-19 Friday.

With the added cases, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Lubbock stands at 31.

Six of the cases are connected to the Whisperwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. One is a resident.

A quarantine order was placed on the facility by the city in order to stop the spread of the virus. According to the city, staff will not be able to move from one facility to another and will only be able to go from the facility to their homes.

90 tests are still pending in the city, according to city officials.

Mayor Dan Pope said there were five people in in-patient facilities in the city with COVID-19.

The City of Lubbock announced a press conference to be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday. CLICK HERE to watch it.

The following is a written statement from the City of Lubbock:

City of Lubbock Confirms Additional Cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City of Lubbock has confirmed four additional cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 4:00 p.m. on March 27, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 31. In addition to the reported Lubbock cases, the Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting additional cases in the South Plains including Hockley County (5), Terry County (3), and Gaines County (1), Hale (1), Yoakum (1). The City of Lubbock Health Department and other response agencies are prepared and have employed standard response plans designed to address and resolve public health issues. The Department will continue monitoring individuals as indicated by the CDC. The Department’s disease surveillance team will continue working diligently to ensure the public remains at a low risk of contracting COVID-19.

The City of Lubbock Health Department and our health care partners will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the Lubbock area to prepare for the possibility of more local cases. Please continue to follow proper hygiene recommendations and social distancing practices.

Special note: Hockley County reported two more cases (for a total of 7) that were not yet reflected by the City of Lubbock’s statement on Friday.

SPECIAL NOTE: The City of Lubbock press release above said Yoakum County had a confirmed case. The Department of State Health Services also previously said Yoakum County had a confirmed case. However, on Saturday the state removed Yoakum County from the list of confirmed cases and EverythingLubbock.com was able to confer with the South Plains Health District by phone. There are, as of Saturday evening, no confirmed cases in Yoakum County.

As of March 27, 2020 4:00 pm, Lubbock Case Information

Report_Date __Age__ExposureCounty_of ResidenceInvestigation Status
3/17/2020 20-30 Travel out of country Lubbock Complete
3/18/2020 40-50 Travel out of country Lubbock Complete
3/20/2020 30-40 Travel out of country Lubbock Complete
3/20/2020 20-30 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
3/21/2020 40-50 Travel out of country Lubbock Complete
3/21/2020 40-50 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/21/2020 50-60 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
3/21/2020 20-30 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/22/2020 Over 60 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/22/2020 20-30 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/24/2020 20-30 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/24/2020 30-40 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
3/24/2020 20-30 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/24/2020 50-60 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/25/2020 40-50 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
3/25/2020 40-50 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/25/2020 10-20 Domestic Travel Lubbock Complete
3/25/2020 30-40 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
3/25/2020 40-50 Travel out of country Lubbock Complete
3/26/2020 20-30 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
3/26/2020 50-60 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/26/2020 20-30 Ongoing Lubbock Ongoing
3/26/2020 45-55 Ongoing Lubbock Ongoing
3/27/2020 20-22 Ongoing Lubbock Ongoing
3/27/2020 10-19 Domestic Travel Lubbock Complete
3/27/2020 30-39 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/27/2020 20-29 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/27/2020 30-39 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/27/2020 Over 60 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/27/2020 40-49 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
3/27/2020 20-29 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete

Possible Community Exposure in Lubbock County

Exposure_DateLocation
March 14 Sunset Church of Christ – Graduation Ceremony
March 16 Blazing Bouncers, 11401 Hwy 87 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
March 13 Beef O Brady’s  5510 4th Street Ste 280 from 7pm – 11pm
March 13 Cujo’s Sports Bar 5811 4th Street  11pm – 12:30am
March 13 Chances R 5610 Frankford 12:45am – 2:00 am

EverythingLubbock.com continues ongoing coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts in Lubbock and the South Plains


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