WATCH: City of Lubbock virtual COVID-19 news conference for Aug. 12

WATCH: City of Lubbock virtual COVID-19 news conference for Aug. 12
City of Lubbock COVID-19 News Conference

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The City of Lubbock hosted their weekly virtual COVID-19 news conference Wednesday, August 12, at 11:30 a.m.

City of Lubbock virtual COVID-19 new conference 08/12/2020 - clipped version

Topics covered during the news conference included the latest information from the Health Department, updates from the Lubbock Emergency Response Team, data analysis on COVID-19 in Lubbock, and a question and answer session with city officials.

The City of Lubbock confirmed 73 new cases of Coronavirus, 90 recoveries and 2 additional deaths on Tuesday, August 11.

The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 6,295: 1,730 active, 4,482 listed as recovered and 83 deaths.

Director of the City of Lubbock Health Department, Katherine Wells, stressed exposure guidelines must be followed. If you get tested, stay home until you have results. If you test positive, you must isolate for 10 days. That means no work, school, grocery store visit, and no gatherings of any kind. If you are in close contact, within six feet, of someone who has tested positive and you were not wearing a mask, you must stay home for 14 days because you are now at a higher risk.

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