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.”