289 more recoveries, 71 additional COVID-19 cases in Lubbock Mon - FOX34 Lubbock

289 more recoveries, 71 additional COVID-19 cases in Lubbock Monday

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The City of Lubbock Health Department reported 289 additional COVID-19 recoveries among the county's residents on Labor Day. There were also 71 new cases identified.

There are currently 2,563 active cases and 6,315 recoveries. 105 deaths are attributed to COVID-19. 

56 people are being treated for COVID-19 in a Lubbock hospital, including 26 people in an ICU. Hospital capacity has increased, now with nearly 600 beds open for any kind of treatment. 

Much more data is available on the City of Lubbock COVID-19 dashboard.

Nearly 100,000 tests have been administered in Lubbock County, with an overall positivity rate of about 10.7 percent. Results are pending for 902 tests. These testing figures include people who traveled to Lubbock for a screening. Their case count is reported in their home county's figures. 

The City wants to remind citizens to follow Governor Greg Abbott's latest executive order which  prohibits gatherings of 10 or more people, within the city limits, unless approval from the Mayor is received. That order can be found at mylubbock.us/COVID19 

To request approval from the Mayor for outdoor events with anticipated gatherings of 10 or more people, visit mylubbock.us/lubbocksafe where you will find an approval checklist. Completed checklists should be submitted to lubbocksafe@mylubbock.us a minimum of ten days prior to the event for approval.

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