LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The City of Lubbock hosted their weekly virtual COVID-19 news conference Wednesday, August 19, at 11:30 a.m.
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.
Lubbock ISD Superintendent Dr. Kathy Rollo says since school started on Monday, there has been one case of COVID-19 reported. Dr. Rollo says the parents will be notified. No other information was given about which school or if it was a student, faculty or staff. After the news conference, LISD school officials sent a news release to the media stating there have been exposures at Honey Elementary, Guadalupe Elementary and a possible exposure at the new Willie McCool Academy. More information here.
On Tuesday the City of Lubbock confirmed 49 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 83 recoveries and two additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 6,656: 1,609 active, 4,958 listed as recovered and 89 deaths.