WSJ: Lubbock area hospitals very prepared for COVID-19

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock area hospitals are among the most prepared in the nation for a potential COVID-19 outbreak in terms of ICU beds available, according to the Wall Street Journal.

According to an article in the WSJ, the Lubbock referral region – which serves the South Plains and areas of Eastern New Mexico – has 242 ICU beds per 100,000 residents. The national average is 116.

The Lubbock area was also identified as one of the five areas most-prepared for a coronavirus outbreak, and had more beds per 100,000 residents than any other place identified by the WSJ.

Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope mentioned the WSJ article during a City of Lubbock press conference Friday. Watch the replay here. continues ongoing coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery efforts in Lubbock and the South Plains

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