The City of Lubbock Health Department reported 18 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 Tuesday. That is the highest number of new deaths in a single day since the pandemic started. This brings the death toll to 325. Staffers also confirmed 680 new cases, as well as 195 recoveries. This brings the number of active cases to 5,760.
A total of 23,969 people have been infected with the virus, but have since recovered.
There are 29 available staffed hospital beds and 12 patients waiting for beds at Covenant Health or UMC, according to the City of Lubbock COVID-19 dashboard. While there are other additional beds throughout the two systems, these are specialized, including pediatrics, PICU, outpatient, psychiatric and others.
335 patients in Lubbock hospitals are positive for COVID-19, with 102 of these in an ICU, a new record for intensive care patients.
Trauma Service Area B's number of COVID-19 patients remains well above 15 percent of total capacity. Today's figure is 27.95%. Additional business restrictions will continue until the percentage for the region drops below 15 percent for a week straight.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) maintains a dashboard with state, regional, and county level COVID-19 statistics and can be found here mylubbock.info/dshs-covid
Local COVID-19 statistics can be found here mylubbock.info/covid