Texas Tech Public Media's Kaysie Ellingson looks into why active cases of COVID-19 are no longer reported in the city of Lubbock and the best way to calculate an estimate of that statistic. Then, COVID related hospitalizations are ticking up around the state. Lubbock and Amarillo are two areas seeing high patient loads with over 21 percent of hospitalized patients being COVID patients.
Kaysie Ellingson is the former news director for Texas Tech Public Media. She came to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.