COVID-19

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From Marfa Public Radio: 

Hospitals in the Permian Basin hubs are facing a wave of coronavirus cases as more West Texans test positive for the virus. Health officials are even seeing patients from the panhandle and New Mexico fill local hospital beds as facilities near capacity across the state. 

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.

Lubbock's region hit an important COVID-19 mark. Now what?

Oct 20, 2020
Weston Davis/Texas Tech Public Media

With one of the highest testing positivity rates in the country, Lubbock is now a COVID-19 hotspot and area hospitals are filling up. 

 

 

Dr. Mike Ragain, chief medical officer at University Medical Center, said his hospital hit a few grim milestones last week.

“In our hospital, we had a record number of COVID admissions,” Ragain said. “We also had a record number of COVID patients in the ICU. We had a record number of employees who were out because of COVID.”

 

COVID-19 hospitalizations top 15% in Lubbock's region

Oct 19, 2020

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 282 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m.

226 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Oct 18, 2020

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 226 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional death as of 4:00 p.m.

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