Friday: Lubbock at 1,916 COVID-19 cases; 1,035 active; 830 recov - FOX34 Lubbock

Friday: Lubbock at 1,916 COVID-19 cases; 1,035 active; 830 recoveries and 51 deaths

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Lubbock health department confirmed 121 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,916. Of those, 1,035 cases are active, the most active number of cases in a single day. 

As Texas is seeing a recent surge in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Governor Abbott ordered the shutdown of bars and that restaurants go back down to 50 percent occupancy. Following suit, the City of Lubbock issued its 11th disaster declaration mandating all businesses will require employees to wear masks. Also included in the newest declaration is a limit on public gatherings of no more than 100 without Mayor Pope's approval. Out in the county, gatherings must be approved by County Judge Curtis Parrish. 

The health department also reported 65 additional recoveries, with the total number of recoveries at 830. The number of people whose death is attributed to the virus remains at 51.

There have been 35,931 tests administered in Lubbock. Of those, 2,400 have come back positive with 383 tests pending. There were 1,643 additional tests conducted since yesterday. The positive rate of tests is 6.6 percent. The number of tests administered following the surge in cases has caused a shortage of tests at UMC's drive-thru screening site, causing it to close. It will permanently close after Saturday, June 27.

Two new hospitalizations were reported. 37 people are hospitalized with 17 floor patients and 20 in the ICU.

There remains ample available hospital capacity, with fewer than 500 beds available.

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

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