City of Lubbock reports record 8 new COVID-19 deaths, 208 new cases

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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 Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 208 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), two recoveries, and eight additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 16,130: 2,700 active, 13,265 listed as recovered and 165 deaths. 

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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