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Today the City of Lubbock confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases for the county to 191.

From the City of Lubbock:

“The City of Lubbock has confirmed 11 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of 4:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 191, and 6 deaths. However, 42 cases are now listed as recovered.*

New Drive-Thru COVID Clinic Opens in Wolfforth

19 hours ago

Covenant Health System opened a new drive-thru clinic this week at the Peoples Bank Stadium outside of Frenship High School. Three checkpoints are posted in the converted parking lot, one reads registration, triage and the final discharge. A group of nurses gather in the triage tent, one is getting her assignment for her shift, the other is signing out.

Spring should be the start of the busy season for farmers markets in Lubbock, but this season is anything but normal. Every weekend before the outbreak, streets were closed off and filled with local farmers, food trucks, and vendors like Aaron Smith, the owner/operator of Smith Iron and Design, a metal shop that specializes in custom signs.

The City of Lubbock announced 26 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the county’s total number of cases to 180 with 6 deaths and 25 cases listed as recovered.

From the City of Lubbock:

“The City of Lubbock has confirmed 26 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and one additional death as of 4:00 p.m. on April 6, 2020. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 180, and six deaths. However, 25 cases are now listed as recovered.*

On March 16, local writer Tomas Mooney woke up with a tickle in his throat, he was worried but not panicked. But by Wednesday, with the addition of a fever and body aches, his concern started to rise.

“I started having a little bit of concern and some anxiety attached to it just because you automatically go to the worst possible scenario. Initially, I was very concerned and scared and I tried to get tested and I wasn’t able to because I didn’t fit the specific criteria at that time. So I just started finding it out from then.”

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