There are seven more patients than there are available staffed hospital beds at Covenant Health or UMC, according to the City of Lubbock COVID-19 dashboard. This is reflected by 19 staffed beds open but also 26 people waiting for a bed.
While there are other additional beds throughout the two systems, these are specialized, including pediatrics, PICU, outpatient, psychiatric and others.
308 patients in Lubbock hospitals are positive for COVID-19, with 81 of these in an ICU.
There were 483 new COVID-19 cases confirmed among Lubbock County residents Thursday. There were also 271 recoveries reported, bringing the number of active cases to a new record of 5,703.
Four additional deaths attributed to the coronavirus were reported Friday, bringing the total of Lubbock County deaths to 296.
22,135 people have had a confirmed case then recovered.
*Since the 4:00 PM cutoff, there were 9 cases identified as duplicates, or belonging in a different jurisdiction. The cumulative total reflects these cases' removal.
The 22-county region, Trauma Service Area B, has patients who are positive for COVID-19 well above 15 percent of total capacity. Today's figure is 28.04%. 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