COVID-19 Update: City of Lubbock reports 9 new cases, no additional deaths 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, March 6, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 9 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 26 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 48,249: 217 active, 47,319 listed as recovered, and 713 total deaths.

Since the 4:00 p.m. cut-off yesterday, 1 case was identified as a duplicate or transferred to the correct jurisdiction. This case has been adjusted into the cumulative totals.

As of 4:00 p.m., there are a combined 31 open hospital beds and 9 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 under the 15% threshold where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients in regional hospitals as a percentage of available hospital beds. Yesterday’s COVID-19 hospitalization percentage was 4.09%. Trauma Service Area B will be under lessened restrictions outlined under Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders unless we go above 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 the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) with updates on its impact and vaccination efforts.

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