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Tuesday: Lubbock has 191 COVID-19 cases, 42 recoveries, six deaths

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The City of Lubbock health department reported 11 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases among the county's residents Tuesday, bringing the total to 191. No additional deaths were reported.

Of the people who were tested and received a positive, 42 are now listed as recovered.

Public health director Katherine Wells said in a city webinar Tuesday, the health department is investigating more than 100 cases with long-term care or nursing home facilities. Some of the people who have died from the virus were associated with nursing homes, but the city has not provided specifics on each of the six deaths.

The city is experiencing an increase in community spread. Wells expected the trend, resulting in the health department unable to identify someone close to the person or within their social network that has COVID-19.

Here is the category for each of the 191 cases:
Nursing home - 99 (51.8%)
Investigation pending - 7 (3.6 %)
Community spread - 45 (23.5%)
Exposed a known COVID-19 case - 26 (13.6%)
International travel - 8 (4.1%)
Domestic travel - 6 (3.1)%

Here are confirmed cases by age:
10 to 19 years old - six cases
20 to 29 years old - 34 cases
30 to 39 years old - 29 cases
40 to 49 years old - 29 cases
50 to 59 years old - 26 cases
60 to 69 years old - 20 cases
70 to 79 years old - 22 cases
80 to 89 years old - 19 cases
90 or older - six cases
Unreported - 0

Dr. Ronald Cook explained the concern of alarm fatigue, which is the concern that the public will start to ignore repeated, ongoing requests to wash hands and stay at home.

“I know you may be tired of hearing this,” Dr. Cook said. “I need you to heed the recommendations.”

More data is available on the city's COVID-19 dashboard.

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