Over 200 cases of COVID-19 confirmed Tuesday

Oct 20, 2020

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 208 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 16,130 with 2,700 listed as active, 13,265 listed as recovered, and 165 related deaths.

From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 208 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), two recoveries, and eight additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 16,130: 2,700 active, 13,265 listed as recovered and 165 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.