COVID-19 Update: City of Lubbock reports 63 new cases, 5 additional deaths Saturday

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(Nexstar Media Group/EverythingLubbock.com Staff)

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

As of 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 63 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 177 recoveries and 5 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 46,163: 2,508 active, 43,007 listed as recovered and 648 total deaths.

Since the 4:00 yesterday, 4 cases were identified as duplicates or transferred to the correct jurisdiction. These are reflected in the cumulative totals.

As of 4:00 p.m. there are a combined 34 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 above the 15% threshold where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients in regional hospitals as a percentage of available hospital beds. Today’s COVID-19 hospitalization percentage was not available at time of release. 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 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

(News release from the City of Lubbock)


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