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6 of 7 recent COVID-19 deaths in Lubbock not tied to nursing homes

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One of seven recent deaths among Lubbock County residents attributed to COVID-19 are associated with a nursing home. Public health director Katherine Wells provided the update Monday at the city's semiweekly news conference. She said this is much different from earlier trends, where nearly every death was tied to a nursing home.

Wells said six of these recent deaths involved people who contracted the novel coronavirus through community spread or from someone else close to them who contracted COVID-19. Wells advised everyone to continue to practice social distancing, wear a face covering in public and wash hands regularly.

Councilman Randy Christian says he believes Lubbock has taken the right steps and precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

"It's going to be with us months and, I hope, not years," Christian said, labeling the novel coronavirus a "common enemy". Monday marks the 50-year anniversary of the Lubbock Tornado. Christian said unlike severe storms, the coronavirus is not a threat you can see.

Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope also referenced the tornado in the current re-opening process, "I see recovery, much like 50 years ago".

said he ate out at local restaurants multiple times last week. He doesn't believe it's a choice of business or safety, but that businesses are taking precautions to make sure everyone stays safe.

More than 600 businesses have signed up for "Lubbock Safe1!" voluntary precautions.

There appears to be a larger percentage of people in public not wearing masks for face coverings. Councilman Christian said "I just don't understand this hard pushback of wearing masks. It's to protect each other."

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