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Lubbock confirms 243 additional cases of COVID-19

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From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 243 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 54 recoveries and four additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 15,174: 2,169 active, 12,849 listed as recovered and 156 deaths. *Since the 4:00 p.m. cut off yesterday, 10 new cases has been reported or were transferred in from other jurisdictions. These cases are adjusted into the cumulative totals. Executive Order GA-32 allows certain venues to reopen at 75% capacity and allows certain counties to resume elective surgeries. Counties within Trauma Service Areas with high COVID-19 hospitalizations are excluded from these reopenings. Executive Order GA-32 defines high hospitalizations as at least 15 percent of a hospital’s total capacity being used for COVID-19 hospitalized patients for seven consecutive days. DSHS updated its dashboard to reflect the changes implemented with Executive Order GA-32. The City of Lubbock will be reporting the hospitalization rate as reflected on the DSHS dashboard. If you found the reporting above valuable, please consider making a donation to support local non-profit journalism. Thanks for donating today.

Jonathan Seaborn is the Production Director for Texas Tech Public Television where he oversees the day to day production of programs like Inside Texas Tech and 24 Frames. He joined KTTZ in October of 2014 as a producer.