LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The City of Lubbock confirmed 75 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 3 deaths, and 128 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 3,823: 1,938 active, 1,822 listed as recovered and 63 deaths. All this information can be found on a comprehensive dashboard at www.mylubbock.us/COVID19
109 people are hospitalized with 44 in ICU.
Testing available at Walgreens
Walgreens, at 602 Avenue Q, will operate a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site starting on Friday, July 17. The drive-thru will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Visitors need to take a COVID-19 assessment test before they will be given an appointment time to be tested. The assessment can be found at www.walgreens.com/COVID19testing.
Bender Terrace Outbreak
The City of Lubbock is currently investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with Bender Terrace, located at 4510 27th Street. Per state licensing and Center for Disease Control guidelines all residents and staff have been tested for COVID-19 and 34 infected individuals were identified. The facility is cooperating with health department and staff and residents have been quarantined.
Wednesday, July 1 was our highest daily case count reported so far, 184. The largest number of cases are still in the 20 to 29 age group, although the newest cases seem to be spreading to other age groups.
Community Exposure Sites
The city posted a new statement about exposure sites on July 1:
Not all locations that have a confirmed case of COVID-19, whether an employee or patron, are deemed exposure sites. Locations are identified as exposure sites when:
- A cluster of cases has been identified, with the location being the primary commonality
- We cannot easily identify who was at the location during the potential exposure
- We believe that having been at the location during the specified time causes a significantly increased risk of contracting COVID-19
The Health Department continues to investigate every case of COVID-19 in Lubbock county, and sites will continue to be added as they are identified.
COVID-19 Relief Funds
The City and partner organizations, are using the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to help citizens directly impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs available include: Rental, mortgage and utility assistance as well as daycare assistance. For more information, call the Community Development Department at 775.2296, or go to mylubbock.us/communitydevelopment
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