UPDATED: City of Lubbock confirms additional cases of COVID-19 - FOX34 Lubbock

UPDATED: City of Lubbock confirms additional cases of COVID-19

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Updated 6:00 p.m.:

The City of Lubbock has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 as of 4:00 p.m. on March 24, bringing the total number of cases to 14.

In addition to the reported Lubbock cases there have also been reported cases on the South Plains. 


The City of Lubbock confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 as of 12:00 p.m. on March 24, bringing the total number of cases in Lubbock County to 12. 

With the increased availability of testing through private laboratories, new cases are being identified in the area. The Department of Public Health is working to identify recent contacts of the patients as well. This step identifies potential exposure risks.

The City of Lubbock Health Department and other response agencies are prepared and have employed standard response plans designed to address and resolve public health issues. The Department will continue monitoring individuals as indicated by the CDC. The Department’s disease surveillance team will continue working diligently to ensure the public remains at a low risk of contracting COVID-19.  

The City of Lubbock Health Department and health care partners will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the Lubbock area to prepare for the possibility of more local cases. Health officials emphasize to continue to follow proper hygiene recommendations and social distancing practices.

Below are a PDF and images of the latest disaster declaration, which takes effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. It runs through at least April 3, unless later extended.

 

 

 

Lubbock case information

Below is a list of each Lubbock County case, when each case was publicly reported, age of the person and how they were exposed to COVID-19.

Case 1 - Reported March 17 - Age 15-25 - Traveled out of the country
Case 3 - Reported March 18 - Age 40-50 - Traveled out of the country
Case 4 - Reported March 20 - Age 30-40 - Traveled out of the country
Case 5 - Reported March 20 - Age 15-25 - Community acquired
Case 6 - Reported March 21 - Age 40-50 - Traveled out of the country
Case 7 - Reported March 21 - Age 40-50 - Exposure to a known COVID-19 case
Case 8 - Reported March 21 - Age 50-60 - Community acquired
Case 9 - Reported March 21 - Age 20-30 - Exposure to a known case
Case 10 - Reported March 22 - Age over 60 - Exposure to known case
Case 11 - Reported March 22 - Age 20-30 - Exposure to known case
Case 12 - Reported March 24 - Age 20-30 - Investigation is on-going
Case 13 - Reported March 24 - Age 30-40 - Investigation is on-going

Case number 002 was reported March 17, someone over age 60 who traveled out of state. This was previously included in Lubbock County count but was removed because it is a Hockley County resident.

The city has updated the list of places of possible exposure for citizens to be aware of, listed below. Health officials report low risk exposure at the following locations. A few locations were removed that were previously listed after city officials determined there was not a risk.  


March 13 - Beef O Brady's at 5510 4th Street between 7 p.m and 11 p.m.
March 13 - Cujo’s Sports Bar at 5811 4th Street between 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
March 13 - Chances R at 5610 Frankford between 12:45 a.m. and 2 a.m.

March 14 - Sunset Church of Christ - Graduation Ceremony
March 15 - Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport between 8:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

March 16 - Walmart Fourth Street and Frankford Ave. 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 5004 34th Street between 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
March 16 - Blazing Bouncers 11401 U.S. 87 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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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