COVID-19: Lubbock reports new cases, one additional death last week

COVID-19: Lubbock reports new cases, one additional death last week
COVID-19 CASE BREAKDOWN (Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The City of Lubbock confirmed 123 new cases of COVID-19 and one death for Tuesday, May 4, 2021 through Monday, May 10, 2021. In the same timeframe, there were 94 recoveries. There are now 190 active cases, 48,163 listed as recovered, and 726 total deaths. The COVID-19 hospitalization percentage was 2.27 percent as of Sunday.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 10 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 27 recoveries.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 22 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 16 recoveries and one additional death.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 18 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 12 recoveries.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 22 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 5 recoveries.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 15 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 10 recoveries.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 13 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 6 recoveries.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021, the City of Lubbock confirmed 23 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 18 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 49,079: 190 active, 48,163 listed as recovered, and 726 total deaths. Yesterday’s COVID-19 hospitalization percentage was 2.27%.

The City no longer reporting open hospital beds and patients holding for beds as part of its daily COVID-19 data update, saying hospitals are returning to normal operations, and this data is no longer indicative of current hospital capacity.

According to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order, the region must stay below 15% hospitalization for businesses to remain open at current capacity.

NOTE: Please note, the City of Lubbock will no longer be updating COVID numbers on the weekend. We’ll catch you up with everything on Monday.

Explanation of Hospital Bed Numbers

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.

Explanation of Shutdown Measures

According to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32, all restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms, exercise facilities and classes, museums, and libraries in all counties in Trauma Service Area B would be required to return to maximum 50 percent occupancy levels, except in any county that separately qualifies for the greater occupancy levels because it has minimal cases of COVID-19 under the Department of State Health Services attestation process.

Additionally, all licensed hospitals in the Trauma Service Area would be required to discontinue elective surgeries.

The order would remain in place until such time as Trauma Service Area B has seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity is 15 percent or less.

Additional information can be found at the Texas Department of State Health Services website at: https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/0d8bdf9be927459d9cb11b9eaef6101f

COVID-19 Reporting from Texas Tech

Texas Tech University and the City of Lubbock issued a joint statement to clarify how positive Coronavirus cases at the university are reported and counted in the overall Lubbock County case count:

“The City of Lubbock Health Department is the authoritative source for the official COVID-19 case count for Lubbock County. Positive test results from Texas Tech University are reported to the Health Department daily, and are made available on the university’s COVID-19 dashboard daily. However, due to the constant efforts to reconcile data accurately, Texas Tech’s numbers may not be reflected in the Health Department/City of Lubbock’s case count the same day they are reported, which leads to different reporting numbers. The Texas Tech positive case numbers will always be included in the official Lubbock County case count, but ONLY after necessary information is carefully gathered and properly vetted.”

COVID-19 Relief Funds

The City and partner organizations, are using the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to help citizens directly impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs available include: Rental, mortgage and utility assistance as well as daycare assistance. For more information, call the Community Development Department at 775.2296, or go to mylubbock.us/communitydevelopment

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