226 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Oct 18, 2020

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 226 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional death as of 4:00 p.m. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 15,626 with 2,209 listed as active, 13,260 listed as recovered, and 157 related deaths.

From the City of Lubbock: 

As of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 226 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 189 recoveries and one additional death. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 15,626: 2,209 active, 13,260 listed as recovered and 157 deaths. 

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.