100 days of high COVID-19 hospitalizations in Lubbock area

Jan 27, 2021
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The trauma service region that includes Lubbock has seen a high rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations for 100 days as of Wednesday. City and health leaders are optimistic about current downward trends and treatments that have helped lower the hospitalization rate. 



Since Oct. 19, more than 15% of hospitalized patients in Lubbock’s 22-county trauma service region have tested positive for COVID-19. It was one of the first areas to fall under state-set guidelines that called for “reopening rollbacks” in regions with high hospitalizations. 

Lubbock hospitals still overwhelmed despite decline in new COVID-19 cases

Jan 20, 2021
Sarah Self-Walbrick/Texas Tech Public Media

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Lubbock have continued to decrease in recent weeks, but the Hub City is not out of the woods just yet. 

On Wednesday, the City of Lubbock confirmed 161 new coronavirus cases and two additional deaths related to COVID-19. There were 179 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Lubbock, with 54 of them being treated in the Intensive Care Unit. 

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From Houston Public Media: 

An estimated 5,000 Texans died from COVID-19 and lost more than $7 billion during the pandemic due to racial and ethnic health disparities, according to a new report.

How To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In Lubbock

Jan 11, 2021
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Editor's note: This post will be updated regularly with where eligible Lubbockites can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Find a map of providers and availability in each Texas county here.

Updated 12:30 p.m. April 16

More demand than supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Lubbock

Jan 7, 2021
Sarah Self-Walbrick/Texas Tech Public Media

The short line outside of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center looks longer because of social distancing. Some of the first citizens in Lubbock to get the coronavirus vaccine seem to be taking no chances when they’re this close to pandemic relief.


Once inside, Lubbock Health Department Director Katherine Wells said people fill out a one-page form. The city is operating on trust with the people currently eligible to be vaccinated- citizens don’t need to bring any documents.