COVID-19: City reports 3 new cases, 1 new death in Lubbock

COVID-19: City reports 3 new cases, 1 new death in Lubbock
City of Lubbock reported three new cases on Sunday. (Source: City of Lubbock)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The City of Lubbock has confirmed three new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and one new death as of 4 p.m. on April 5. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 154 with five deaths. However, 21 cases are now listed as recovered.

78 cases related to nursing homes, 18 cases pending investigation, 26 cases from community spread, 21 exposed to know cases, 6 from international travel, 5 from domestic travel.

The city is posting their latest case details here: https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/COVID19

Hockley County also announced one new case on Sunday, bringing their total to 10.

City of Lubbock reporting 3 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday.
City of Lubbock reporting 3 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday. (Source: KCBD Graphic)

Stay At Home Order

Mayor Pope issued a Stay At Home order on Sunday, in response to the rising number of cases spread by “healthy carriers.”

The order is effective from midnight Sunday, March 29 through Friday, April 3. The order requires, generally, that citizens don’t leave their homes unless they go to the grocery store, see a health provider or go to pick up food.

21 people have recovered from COVID-19 as of Saturday.
21 people have recovered from COVID-19 as of Saturday. (Source: City of Lubbock)

Latest Case Details from City of Lubbock Health Department

Report Date, Age, Exposure County of Residence, Investigation Status

  1. 3/17/2020 20-29 Travel out of country Lubbock Complete
  2. 3/18/2020 40-49 Travel out of country Lubbock Complete
  3. 3/20/2020 30-39 Travel out of country Lubbock Complete
  4. 3/20/2020 20-29 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  5. 3/21/2020 40-49 Travel out of country Lubbock Complete
  6. 3/21/2020 40-49 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  7. 3/21/2020 50-59 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  8. 3/21/2020 20-29 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  9. 3/22/2020 70-79 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  10. 3/22/2020 20-29 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  11. 3/24/2020 40-49 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  12. 3/24/2020 30-39 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  13. 3/24/2020 10-19 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  14. 3/24/2020 50-59 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  15. 3/25/2020 40-49 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  16. 3/25/2020 40-49 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  17. 3/25/2020 10-19 Domestic Travel Lubbock Complete
  18. 3/25/2020 30-39 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  19. 3/25/2020 40-49 Travel out of country Lubbock Complete
  20. 3/26/2020 20-29 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  21. 3/26/2020 20-29 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  22. 3/26/2020 70-79 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  23. 3/26/2020 40-49 Domestic Travel Lubbock Complete
  24. 3/27/2020 20-29 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  25. 3/27/2020 10-19 Domestic Travel Lubbock Complete
  26. 3/27/2020 30-39 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  27. 3/27/2020 20-29 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  28. 3/27/2020 30-39 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  29. 3/27/2020 60-69 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  30. 3/27/2020 40-49 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  31. 3/27/2020 20-29 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  32. 3/28/2020 60-69 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  33. 3/28/2020 50-59 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  34. 3/28/2020 20-29 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  35. 3/28/2020 30-39 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  36. 3/28/2020 20-29 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  37. 3/28/2020 30-39 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  38. 3/28/2020 70-79 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  39. 3/28/2020 60-69 Domestic Travel Lubbock Complete
  40. 3/28/2020 30-39 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  41. 3/28/2020 60-69 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  42. 3/29/2020 30-39 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  43. 3/29/2020 20-29 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  44. 3/29/2020 30-39 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  45. 3/29/2020 50-59 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  46. 3/29/2020 10-19 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  47. 3/29/2020 50-59 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  48. 3/29/2020 30-39 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  49. 3/29/2020 40-49 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  50. 3/29/2020 20-29 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  51. 3/29/2020 20-29 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  52. 3/30/2020 80-89 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  53. 3/30/2020 50-59 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  54. 3/30/2020 40-49 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  55. 3/30/2020 20-29 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  56. 3/30/2020 70-79 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  57. 3/30/2020 20-29 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  58. 3/30/2020 40-49 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  59. 3/30/2020 50-59 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  60. 3/30/202050-59 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  61. 3/30/2020 70-79 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  62. 3/30/2020 60-69 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  63. 3/30/2020 40-49 International Travel Lubbock Complete
  64. 3/30/2020 80-89 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  65. 3/30/2020 60-69 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  66. 3/30/2020 60-69 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  67. 3/30/2020 70-79 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  68. 3/30/2020 50-59 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  69. 3/30/2020 70-79 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  70. 3/30/2020 80-89 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  71. 3/30/2020 70-79 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  72. 3/30/2020 80-89 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  73. 3/30/2020 70-79 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  74. 3/30/2020 70-79 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  75. 3/30/2020 70-79 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  76. 3/30/2020 70-79 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  77. 3/30/2020 60-69 Exposure to known case Lubbock Complete
  78. 3/31/2020 80-89 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  79. 3/31/2020 20-29 Community Acquired Lubbock Complete
  80. 3/31/2020 20-29 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  81. 3/31/2020 90+ Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  82. 3/31/2020 50-59 under investigation Lubbock Under Investigation
  83. 3/31/2020 20-29 Exposure to known Case Lubbock Complete
  84. 3/31/2020 20-29 under investigation Lubbock Under Investigation
  85. 3/31/2020 40-49 under investigation Lubbock Under Investigation
  86. 3/31/2020 50-59 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  87. 3/31/2020 50-59 under investigation Lubbock Under Investigation
  88. 3/31/2020 60-69 under investigation Lubbock Under Investigation
  89. 3/31/2020 60-69 under investigation Lubbock Under Investigation
  90. 3/31/2020 40-49 under investigation Lubbock Under Investigation
  91. 3/31/2020 10-19 under investigation Lubbock Under investigation
  92. 3/31/2020 40-49 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  93. 3/31/2020 20-29 under investigation Lubbock Under investigation
  94. 3/31/2020 40-49 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  95. 3/31/2020 50-59 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  96. 3/31/2020 40-49 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  97. 3/31/2020 30-39 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  98. 3/31/2020 30-39 under investigation Lubbock Under investigation
  99. 3/31/2020 30-39 under investigation Lubbock Under investigation
  100. 3/31/2020 30-39 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  101. 4/1/2020 30-39 Domestic Travel Lubbock Complete
  102. 4/1/2020 80-89 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  103. 4/1/2020 80-89 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  104. 4/1/2020 70-79 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  105. 4/1/2020 40-49 Nursing Home Lubbock Under Investigation
  106. 4/1/2020 60-69 Under Investigation Lubbock Under Investigation
  107. 4/1/202020-29 Nursing Home Lubbock Complete
  108. 4/1/2020 40-49 Under Investigation Lubbock Under Investigation

NOTE: The city is no longer providing case details as of April 2. They are directing inquiries to their public site here: https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/COVID19

Other South Plains Cases

Crosby County:

Crosby County reported their first case of COVID-19 on Saturday, April 4. The Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating this case.

Dawson County:

Dawson County tells us one case had recovered as of April 2.

Case 1, reported on March 26, investigating

Case 2, reported March 27, details pending

Case 3, reported March 27, hospitalized

Case 4, reported April 1, female over the age of 20

Case 5, reported April 2, female over the age of 50

Gaines County:

Case 1, reported on March 22, age 31, traveled out of Gaines County

Hale County:

First Case: The first confirmed case in Hale County was reported on March 24th. A gentleman, age range 20-40, has recovered.

Second Case: The adult female (age range 21-40) is currently at home. Her transmission type is Outside of County.

Third Case: The adult female (age range 41-60) is currently at home. Her transmission type is Outside of County.

Fourth Case: The adult male (age range 41-60) is currently at home. His transmission type is Local.

Fifth Case: The adult male (age range 60+) is currently at home. His transmission type is Outside of County.

Sixth Case: The adult female (age range 61+) is currently at a medical facility. Her transmission type is considered Local.

Seventh Case: The adult male (age range 21-40) is currently at home. His transmission type is Local.

Hockley County:

Case 1, reported on March 17, a person 55-60 years old, Levelland resident, traveled out of state, no longer included in Lubbock total.

Case 2, reported March 19, over 60 years old, travel related, Levelland resident

Case 3, reported March 21, around 60 years old, not travel related, Sundown resident

Case 4, reported March 24, 31 years old, resident of Sundown. Travel unknown. Tested in Lubbock.

Case 5, reported March 24, 31-years-old, resident of Ropesville, not travel related, under investigation. Tested in Lubbock.

Case 6, reported March 27, 35-40 years old, resident of Sundown, investigation ongoing

Case 7, reported March 27, 55-60 years old, resident of Sundown, investigation ongoing (At this time is believed that one of these newly confirmed cases is related to a previously confirmed Hockley County case as to common contact.)

Case 8, reported April 4

Case 9, reported April 4

Case 10, reported on April 5, Levelland resident between the age of 50-60, currently hospitalized with possible exposure to a known case.

Lamb County:

Case 1, reported on March 27, identified as a resident of Littlefield. An investigation is currently ongoing.

Lynn County

Case 1, reported on March 27, person to person contamination, not travel related, self-quarantined

Case 2, reported on March 28 by Mayor of O’Donnell, self-quarantined

Case 3, reported on April 3,

The Mayor of O’Donnell says all three cases are within the same household and the family is currently self-quarantined to prevent the spread of the virus.

Terry County:

Case 1, reported on March 23, age 53, traveled out of Terry County, investigation ongoing

Case 2, reported on March 25, 35 years old, related to case 1, ongoing investigation

Case 3, reported on March 25, 55 years old, travel related case, ongoing investigation, tested due to positive result in household, no symptoms

Case 4, reported on March 26, investigating

Possible exposure times and locations in Lubbock County

Sunset Church of Christ Graduation Ceremony on March 14.

Blazing Bouncers, 11401 Hwy 87 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 16.

Beef O Brady’s at 5510 4th Street from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. on March 13

Cujo’s Sports Bar at 5811 5th Street from 11 p.m. until 12:30 a.m,. on March 13

Chances R at 5610 Frankford from 12:45 a.m. until 2 a.m. on March 13

Note: The City of Lubbock removes locations from this list if exposure possibility is determined to be lower than originally suspected through continued investigation (this is the case with many of our restaurant locations), or if the time since exposure occurred at a location has increased to a point that individuals who may have been exposed would be showing symptoms

Possible exposure times and locations in other counties

My Little Playhouse Daycare - Brownfield Location, afternoon pickup line only, did not enter building on March 13

West Side Church of Christ in Seminole ,morning service on March 15

Porter’s Grocery Store in Seminole, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on March 17

Meadow ISD, 7:30-4:00 March 9-13

Catholic Church Hall, Brownfield- Lunchtime March 13

Family Physicians, Brownfield,- 4:00 PM (visit unrelated to COVID-19) March 13

United, Brownfield- various times March 16-20

Dollar General, Brownfield- various times March 16-20

Stripes, 1402 Tahoka Rd, Brownfield- various times daily for drinks March 16-20

Savannah’s Mexican Restaurant, pick up order inside-afternoon March 19

Tortuga Food Truck, Brownfield- lunchtime March 20

Dollar General, Brownfield- 6:00 AM to 7:15 PM March 21

Dollar General, Brownfield- 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM March 22

United, Brownfield- 6:00 PM- 6:30 PM March 22

Lonestar State Bank, Brownfield- 8:10 AM to 8:15 AM March 23

All of these exposures are considered to be Low Risk.

Explanation of Risk Categories

HIGH RISK: Living in the same household as, being an intimate partner of, or providing care in a non-healthcare setting (such as a home) for a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection without using recommended precautions for home care and home isolation.

What to do: Active Monitoring - Daily contact with the health department, Restriction to home, Immediate isolation and notification to the health department if symptomatic.

MEDIUM RISK: Close contact with a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Living in the same household as, an intimate partner of, or caring for a person in a non-healthcare setting (such as a home) to a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection while consistently using recommended precautions for home care and home isolation.

What to do: Self-Monitoring- take temperature daily watch for signs and symptoms, Recommendation to remain at home or in a comparable setting, Practice social distancing, Immediate isolation and notification to the health department if symptomatic.

LOW RISK: Being in the same indoor environment (e.g., a classroom, a hospital waiting room) as a person with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time but not meeting the definition of close contact

What to do: Self-observation self-assess for temperature and symptoms, Practice social distancing, Immediate isolation if becomes symptomatic. Stay at home. Seek medical advice if you develop severe symptoms.

One new case was also reported in Lynn County on Saturday, part of three cases reported by the City of O’Donnell, bringing our total to 41 cases in Lubbock, 60 cases total across the South Plains.

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