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City of Lubbock confirms 4 additional COVID-19 cases

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From the City of Lubbock:

The City of Lubbock has confirmed four additional cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 4:00 p.m. on March 26, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 23.

Five cases were confirmed Wednesday, with more being confirmed each day as testing increases. 

In addition to the reported Lubbock cases, the Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting additional cases on the South Plains including Hockley County (3), Terry County (3) and Gaines County (1).

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 2 - Reported March 18 - Age 40-50 - Traveled out of the country
Case 3 - Reported March 20 - Age 30-40 - Traveled out of the country
Case 4 - Reported March 20 - Age 15-25 - Community acquired
Case 5 - Reported March 21 - Age 40-50 - Traveled out of the country
Case 6 - Reported March 21 - Age 40-50 - Exposure to a known COVID-19 case
Case 7 - Reported March 21 - Age 50-60 - Community acquired
Case 8 - Reported March 21 - Age 20-30 - Exposure to a known case
Case 9 - Reported March 22 - Age over 60 - Exposure to known case
Case 10 - Reported March 22 - Age 20-30 - Exposure to known case
Case 11 - Reported March 24 - Age 20-30 - Investigation is on-going
Case 12 - Reported March 24 - Age 30-40 - Investigation is on-going
Case 13 - Reported March 24 - Age 15-25 - Exposure to known COVID-19 case
Case 14 - Reported March 24 - Age 50-60 - Exposure to known COVID-19 case
Case 15 - Reported March 25 - Age 40-50 - Community acquired
Case 16 - Reported March 25 - Age 40-50 - Exposure to known COVID-19 case
Case 17 - Reported March 25 - Age 10-20 - Domestic travel
Case 18 - Reported March 25 - Age 30-40 - Community acquired
Case 19 - Reported March 25 - Age 40-50 - Traveled out of country
Case 20 - Reported March 26 - Age 20-30 - Investigation is on-going
Case 21 - Reported March 26 - Age 50-60 - Investigation is on-going
Case 22 - Reported March 26 - Age 20-30 - Investigation is on-going
Case 23 - Reported March 26 - Age 45-55 - Investigation is on-going

A separate case reported on March 17 was previously included in Lubbock County count but was removed because it is a Hockley County resident. The individual is over age 60 who traveled out of state. 

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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