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2 more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Lubbock

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

During a news conference Friday evening, city leaders and health officials announced two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lubbock, bringing the total count to five cases. 

One of the confirmed cases was found during the investigation of the third case reported Thursday evening. Director of Public Health Catherine Wells reports the individual is between 30 to 40 years old and had traveled out of the country. 

The fifth case was also reported Friday and health officials have identified the individual to be between 15 and 25 years old, but have not confirmed if it was travel-related. An investigation into case five is ongoing. 

The city has updated the list of places of possible exposure for citizens to be aware of. 

Health officials report low risk exposure at the following locations: 

March 15 - Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport between 8:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
March 15 - Rosa's Cafe at 4th and Quaker from 9:30 p.m to 11:00 p.m. 
March 14 - Sunset Church of Christ - Graduation Ceremony 
March 16 - Walmart on Frankford and Loop 289 between 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
March 16 - Hobby Lobby on 76th and Slide between 9:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m. 
March 16 - Market Street on 19th and Quaker between 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
March 16 - Dollar General 34th Street between 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

You can continue to follow updates through the city's website here

Risk categories for COVID-19:

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.

Management - Active monitoring, daily contact with the health department, restrict 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, 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. 

Management - 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 is 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. 

Management - 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. 

 

 

 

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