Friday: City of Lubbock reports 148 new COVID-19 cases; 19 more - FOX34 Lubbock

Friday: City of Lubbock reports 148 new COVID-19 cases; 19 more recoveries; 1 additional death

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Lubbock health department reported 148 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,524. Of those, 1,822 are active. Another death was also reported. Now, 60 people have died from the virus. 

19 additional recoveries were reported, with 1,642 people listed as recovered. 

As the surge in cases continues across the state, Governor Abbott extended the disaster declaration for all Texas counties. The disaster declaration was originally issued on March 13.

The city is also currently investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with Bender Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located at 4510 27th Street. All residents and staff have been tested for COVID-19 and 34 cases were confirmed. The facility is cooperating with the health department and staff and residents have been quarantined.

88 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in Lubbock, which is six more than yesterday. 39 patients are in specialized intensive care unites and 49 other are considered "floor patients." 

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

There were 1,294 new tests administered in Lubbock County, with a total of 49,050 tests conducted since mid-March. Out of those, 4,168 have confirmed positive results, including people traveling from other counties for testing . 1,192 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, July 17.

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

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