Friday: City reports 100 new cases of COVID-19, including cases - FOX34 Lubbock

Friday: City reports 100 new cases of COVID-19, including cases identified in 3 nursing homes

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The Lubbock health department reported 100 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. This brings the total number of cases to 4,309. Of those, 2,019 are active. 65 people have died from the virus.

158 additional recoveries were reported, with 2,225 people listed as recovered.

The health department also identified a significant number of COVID-19 cases at three nursing home facilities. There are 17 positive cases at Crowne Pointe, 18 positive cases at Garrison Care Center and 34 positive cases at Bender Terrace. The positive case numbers at these facilities could include both residents and employees. All three facilities are working with the recommendations set by the health department, including additional testing. 

101 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in Lubbock. 38 patients are in specialized intensive care units and 63 others are considered "floor patients."

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

There were 881 new tests administered in Lubbock County, with a total of 56,681 tests conducted since mid-March. Out of those, 51,92 have confirmed positive results, including people traveling from other counties for testing. 1,200 tests are pending results.

Due to challenges receiving testing supplies, the opening of the COVID-19 testing site at Walgreens in Lubbock has been delayed. It is tentatively rescheduled to go live on Saturday, August 1.

The city reported this week it has updated its interactive COVID-19 dashboard in its ongoing quest to keep citizens informed with the most up-to-date and user-friendly information. Much more detailed data can be found - here.


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