Sunday: Lubbock at 307 COVID-19 cases: 68 recoveries, 16 deaths - FOX34 Lubbock

Sunday: Lubbock at 307 COVID-19 cases: 68 recoveries, 16 deaths

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The City of Lubbock has confirmed 37 additional COVID-19 cases among the county's residents, through 4 p.m. Sunday. This brings the total to 307 cases. The city also reported two additional deaths, bringing the total number of people who were confirmed to have COVID-19 who have died to 16.

The city has not specified the circumstances for each of these 16 deaths, but last week reported many were nursing home cases. We will ask for clarification Monday.

Much more data is available at the city's COVID-19 dashboard.

223 Lubbock cases are still considered active. Of people who were tested and received a positive, 68 have recovered.

With data through Saturday, showing 14 deaths, Lubbock County was fifth in the state in deaths with a connection to COVID-19. In parenthesis are 2019 population estimates from the state of Texas, followed by the number of deaths per county:
Harris (4.7 million) - 41
Bexar (1.9 million) - 27 
Dallas (2.6 million) -  27
Tarrant (2.1 million) - 25
Lubbock (307,870) - 14
Denton (861,357) - 13
Fort Bend (786,213) - 11
Brazos (228,292) - 10
Travis (1.2 million) - 9
Galveston (339,241) - 8

Statewide, through Saturday, there were 271 deaths reported.

Total COVID-19 cases per county, through Saturday, shows Lubbock 10th:
Harris 3,561
Dallas 1,644
Tarrant 787
Travis 744
Bexar 723
Fort Bend 536
Denton 474
Collin 441
Galveston 355
Lubbock 270

Across Texas state records show 124,553 tests have been performed. Of these, 13,484 people tested positive. 2,014 have recovered and 1,338 people are hospitalized.

The city will hold its next webinar news conference Monday morning at 11:30, specifying the case count, circumstances surrounding deaths, and how policies are being handled to determine when businesses may re-open. You can watch the news conference on FOX34 and FOX34 NewsNow as well as here online. 

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