The city confirmed four more deaths in Lubbock County today.
This brings the COVID-19 death toll to 257.
446 new cases of the virus were confirmed. 23,919 people in Lubbock County have been infected since mid-March. 4,503 or 18.8% of those are active cases.
243 people have told the city they beat the virus, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 19,159. The city reports a 80.1% recovery rate for our area.
175,255 tests have been conducted-- with 13.4% of those returning a positive result.
276 people are hospitalized with the virus. 75 are in the intensive care unit-- 201 are considered floor patients.
The 22-county trauma service area that includes Lubbock is at 22.02% of all available hospital capacity occupied by COVID patients Wednesday.
More details on the restrictions from the City of Lubbock:
Sunday, October 25, 2020, Trauma Service Area (TSA) B, which includes Lubbock, hit seven consecutive days where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients in regional hospitals as a percentage of available hospital beds exceeded 15%. Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders (EO) 31 and 32, this makes TSA B an area with high hospitalization and certain occupancy pull-backs are triggered. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) will require bars that were opened per EO 32 to close and businesses whose occupancy rates were increased to 75% will be reduced back to 50%. The occupancy reduction will primarily impact restaurants, amusements, libraries, event centers and other businesses not listed under the CISA guidance or covered by other exemptions contained in EO 32. In addition to these closures or occupancy reductions, area hospitals now are subject to other restrictions as found in EO 31, which are primarily related to elective medical procedures.
TSA B will remain under these restrictions until we have seven consecutive days where the percentage of COVID-19 confirmed patients in regional hospitals as a percentage of available hospital beds remains at or below 15%.