449 more COVID-19 diagnoses, 3 additional deaths

Nov 18, 2020

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 449 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 27,105 with 5,377 listed as active, 21,442 listed as recovered, and 286 related deaths.

From the City of Lubbock: 

As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 449 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 205 recoveries and 3 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 27,105: 5,377 active, 21,442 listed as recovered and 286 total deaths.

*Since the 4:00 PM cutoff, there were 37 additional cases reported or transferred in to Lubbock. These cases are adjusted into the cumulative totals.

As of 4:00 p.m. there are a combined 20 open hospital beds and 17 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. The most recent number is 28.71%. 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