The data may look better this week, but at Tuesday’s weekly COVID-19 news conference, Lubbock officials said they’re looking at it with “cautious optimism.”
The number of people hospitalized with complications of the coronavirus dipped this week, but bed capacity is still limited.
The city reported a hospitalization high point on Nov. 29, when 360 patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On Tuesday, 283 people were hospitalized with the virus. Eighty-nine of those patients were in intensive care, according to data from the city.