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Wednesday: City of Lubbock at 1031 COVID-19 cases; 398 active; 582 recoveries and 51 deaths

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Lubbock health department confirmed 77 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, 16 more cases than yesterday's record increase of 61. The brings the total number of cases to 1,031. Of these, 398 cases are active, which is the high mark for active cases since the pandemic began.

Of the 61 cases confirmed yesterday, Public Health Director Katherine Wells says the majority of the new cases are among people under age 30. During the city's weekly press conference, city leaders urged safety precautions still be maintained, as the increase of cases means the virus could be spread to more vulnerable populations. 

Of the new cases confirmed Wednesday, three were among people in their 70s, one in their 60s, three in their 50s, three in their 40s, five in their 30s, two age 10 to 19 and one child under the age of 10. The rest, 59 cases, are among people age 20 to 29. The health department reported Tuesday there is an ongoing outbreak among this age group.

The department also reported 16 additional recoveries, with a total of 582 listed as recovered and 51 deaths. 

20 people are hospitalized, with 13 floors patients and seven in the ICU. Lubbock remains well below local hospital capacity.

The city administered 823 tests today. 1,311 tests have come back positive, with 430 tests pending results. This is a positive rate of 4.9 percent of tests. While this number has climbed by a few tenths of a percentage point over the past week, it is still much lower than earlier months, despite an increase in testing. City leaders said earlier Wednesday the state's goal is for a positive rate of six percent or lower.


Much more detailed data is available through the city's COVID-19 dashboard


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