Thursday: City of Lubbock reports 145 new COVID-19 cases, 132 re - FOX34 Lubbock

Thursday: City of Lubbock reports 145 new COVID-19 cases, 132 recoveries and 1 new death

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Lubbock health department reported 145 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,376. -1,694 of those are active. One additional death was also reported. Now, 59 people have died from the virus.

132 additional recoveries were reported -- 1,623 people have now recovered from the virus.

94 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in Lubbock, which is four less than yesterday. 41 patients are in specialized intensive care units and 53 others are considered "floor patients." During the city's weekly press conference, public health authority Dr. Ronald Cook said it could take two to three weeks for hospitalizations to fall.

Mayor Pope said local hospital leaders are confident they will be able to handle the increase in COVID patients while continuing regular hospital operations.

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

There were 1,999 new tests administered in Lubbock County, with a total of 47,756 tests conducted since mid-March. Out of those, 4,038 have confirmed positive results, including people traveling from other counties for testing. 880 tests are pending results. Additionally, Walgreens will begin a drive-thru testing facility, at no cost to the public, at the location at Sixth Street and Avenue Q. The testing is expected to be operational Friday.

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

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