COVID-19: City of Lubbock reports 249 new cases, 3 additional deaths on Saturday

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(Nexstar Media Group/ Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 249 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 194 recoveries and 3 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 28,375: 5,571 active, 22,505 listed as recovered and 299 total deaths. 

*Since the 4:00 PM cutoff, there were 8 cases identified as duplicates, or belonging in a different jurisdiction. The cumulative total reflects these cases’ removal. 

As of 4:00 p.m. there are a combined 18 open hospital beds and 12 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 above the 15% threshold where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients in regional hospitals as a percentage of available hospital beds. Today’s percentage is 27.69%. Trauma Service Area B will remain under the additional restrictions outlined under Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders until we remain below 15% for seven consecutive days.

Executive Orders 31 and 32 can be found here or here

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

Local COVID-19 statistics can be found here

(News release from the City of Lubbock) continues ongoing coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts in Lubbock and the South Plains

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