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Lubbock confirms 406 additional cases of COVID-19

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From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 406 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 261 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 32,236: 5,750 active, 26,137 listed as recovered and 349 total deaths.

Since the 4:00 PM cut off, 28 cases were identified as duplicates or assigned to the correct jurisdiction.  These cases have been adjusted into the cumulative totals.

As of 4:00 p.m. there are a combined 11 open hospital beds and 35 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 29.45%. 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 mylubbock.info/ga-31 or here mylubbock.info/ga-32

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 mylubbock.info/dshs-covid

Local COVID-19 statistics can be found here mylubbock.info/covid

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.