Lubbock confirms 198 additional cases of COVID-19

Oct 21, 2020

From the city of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 198 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 154 recoveries and three additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 16,417: 2,255 active, 13,994 listed as recovered and 168 deaths. 

*Since the 4:00 p.m. cut off yesterday, 89 new cases have 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.