Sunday: Lubbock at 2,861 COVID-19 cases; 1,415 active; 1,389 rec - FOX34 Lubbock

Sunday: Lubbock at 2,861 COVID-19 cases; 1,415 active; 1,389 recoveries and 56 deaths

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LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas -

Two more deaths in Lubbock are attributed to COVID-19. Fifty-six people have now died because of the virus, according to the City of Lubbock.

The Lubbock health department reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,861. 

The department also reported 15 additional recoveries. 1,389 people have tested positive and now recovered.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide face covering requirement in Texas counties with more than 20 positive cases. Along with the mask mandate, the governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people. Click here – to read the executive order.

There are now 1,415 active cases. Seventy-one people are hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in Lubbock, with 37 patients in specialized intensive care units and 34 others considered "floor patients." The city reports there remains ample hospital capacity, with nearly 500 open beds for treatment.

Two people in their 50s have died; all other deaths are people who were 60 or older.

 

Due to Independence Day, the city did not provide an update for tests. The following information is from Thursday, July 2, 2020, the latest our team has received.

There were 1,029 new tests administered in Lubbock County, for a total of 41,414 since mid-March. Out of those, 3,105 have confirmed positive, including people traveling from other counties for testing. This is a positive rate of 7.49 percent.

Much more detailed data can be found through the city's COVID-19 dashboard.

 

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