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Planned Parenthood opens its doors in Lubbock

Planned Parenthood will open the doors to its new clinic in Lubbock on Monday. A team of contractors worked on final touches to the new site—securing signs, assembling cabinets and hanging photos in the front entrance. Once hung, the photos will depict a timeline of Planned Parenthood’s 85-year history in Texas.
Sarah Wheat is with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. She works in Austin but flew in for the opening of Lubbock’s clinic. Her team has been planning their return to West...

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Lubbock's region hit an important COVID-19 mark. Now what?

With one of the highest testing positivity rates in the country, Lubbock is now a COVID-19 hotspot and area hospitals are filling up. Dr. Mike Ragain, chief medical officer at University Medical Center, said his hospital hit a few grim milestones last week. “In our hospital, we had a record number of COVID admissions,” Ragain said. “We also had a record number of COVID patients in the ICU. We had a record number of employees who were out because of COVID.” The city hit another somber mark on...

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305 new COVID cases confirmed Friday

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The City of Lubbock has confirmed 305 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death as of 4:00 p.m. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 16,911 with 2,415 listed as active, 14,322 listed as recovered, and 174 related deaths.

From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 305 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 83 recoveries and one additional death. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 16,911: 2,415 active, 14,322 listed as recovered and 174 deaths. 

Planned Parenthood opens its doors in Lubbock

20 hours ago

Planned Parenthood will open the doors to its new clinic in Lubbock on Monday. A team of contractors worked on final touches to the new site—securing signs, assembling cabinets and hanging photos in the front entrance. Once hung, the photos will depict a timeline of Planned Parenthood’s 85-year history in Texas.

Mitch Borden/Marfa Public Radio

From Marfa Public Radio: 

Hospitals in the Permian Basin hubs are facing a wave of coronavirus cases as more West Texans test positive for the virus. Health officials are even seeing patients from the panhandle and New Mexico fill local hospital beds as facilities near capacity across the state. 

From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 114 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 102 recoveries and five additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 16,602: 2,240 active, 14,189 listed as recovered and 173 deaths. 

*At the time of release, the Lubbock Health Department had not received today's electronic lab reports causing today's numbers to be lower. 

From the city of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 198 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 154 recoveries and three additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 16,417: 2,255 active, 13,994 listed as recovered and 168 deaths. 

*Since the 4:00 p.m. cut off yesterday, 89 new cases have been reported or were transferred in from other jurisdictions. These cases are adjusted into the cumulative totals.

Over 200 cases of COVID-19 confirmed Tuesday

Oct 20, 2020

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 208 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m.

Lubbock's region hit an important COVID-19 mark. Now what?

Oct 20, 2020
Weston Davis/Texas Tech Public Media

With one of the highest testing positivity rates in the country, Lubbock is now a COVID-19 hotspot and area hospitals are filling up. 

 

 

Dr. Mike Ragain, chief medical officer at University Medical Center, said his hospital hit a few grim milestones last week.

“In our hospital, we had a record number of COVID admissions,” Ragain said. “We also had a record number of COVID patients in the ICU. We had a record number of employees who were out because of COVID.”

 

Cesar, his wife Carolina and their son Donovan, 9, from Nicaragua pictured in their room at Pan de Vida Migrant Shelter in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. They came hoping to claim asylum from Nicaragua where Cesar was threatened by paramilitary forces.
Paul Ratje For KERA

This is the first of a five-part series about people seeking asylum in the United States, reported by Mallory Falk with KERA News in Dallas.

A Nicaraguan family tried to seek asylum in the United States. When they arrived at the border, they were instead sent to Mexico to wait out their case and are facing challenges they didn't expect. The Pan de Vida migrant shelter is made up of several small, yellow houses, arranged in a circle around a dusty courtyard.

COVID-19 hospitalizations top 15% in Lubbock's region

Oct 19, 2020

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 282 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m.

Early voter turnout strong in Lubbock

Oct 19, 2020
Sarah Self-Walbrick/Texas Tech Public Media

A week into the extended early voting period, more than a quarter of Lubbock County residents have cast their ballot. 

 

So far, 52,263 people have voted in Lubbock County, according to data from the Texas Secretary of State. That’s 28% of the total 183,394 registered voters. The majority of people have voted in-person at one of Lubbock’s 25 polling locations. More than 6,000 voters have returned their mail-in ballots.

 

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