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Lubbock confirms 321 additional cases of COVID-19


From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 321 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 233 recoveries and 6 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 30,911: 5,694 active, 24,877 listed as recovered and 340 total deaths.

Since the 4:00 PM cut off, 8 new cases were reported or transferred in from another jurisdiction.  These cases have been adjusted into the cumulative totals.

As of 4:00 p.m. there are a combined 38 open hospital beds and 13 patients holding for beds at University Medical Center and Covenant Health System. Note that this reflects staffed beds open to receive patients and differs from the available bed count shown on the DSHS and the City of Lubbock dashboards. These dashboards count all available beds, including specialty beds, such as pediatrics, PICU, outpatient, psychiatric and others, as well as hospitalized patients in the 22 county Trauma Service Area.

Lubbock remains above the 15% threshold where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients in regional hospitals as a percentage of available hospital beds.Today's percentage is 28.19%. Trauma Service Area B will remain under the additional restrictions outlined under Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders until we remain below 15% for seven consecutive days.

Executive Orders 31 and 32 can be found here or here

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) maintains a dashboard with state, regional, and county level COVID-19 statistics and can be found here

Local COVID-19 statistics can be found here

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.