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COVID-19: Lubbock reports nine additional deaths, 480 new cases on Wednesday

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 4:55 PM CDT|Updated: 6 hours ago
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The City of Lubbock COVID-19 Dashboard is currently reporting nine additional deaths and 480 new cases on Wednesday, January 19.

The City’s most recent update reported 117 hospitalized for Lubbock County on Tuesday, down 72 from last week’s report. Of those hospitalized, 57 are ICU patients, 13 more than last report. Of those hospitalized, 15 are vaccinated, down nine from last week’s update.

As of Tuesday, a total of 86,976 cases have been reported by the City of Lubbock. The City reported 991 total deaths since Pandemic reporting began.

The State reported as of Wednesday, 311 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized in Lubbock’s 22-county Trauma Service Area B (TSA), occupying 22.8 percent of total hospital capacity. The State reported 61 adult COVID-19 patients in ICU beds, and 15 pediatric COVID-19 patients hospitalized for the area.

The City added the following statement to the COVID-19 Dashboard on January 5:

“The significant increase in COVID-19 testing over the last few days has caused a delay in the reporting of lab results to the City of Lubbock Health Department. This delay has caused local daily case counts to be underreported. The case counts will be adjusted as this backlog is resolved.”

A total of 142,543 Lubbock County residents have been vaccinated, up 708 from last week’s report.

The state also reported 56.6% of Lubbock County’s population over five years old have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with more than 16,748,000 people fully vaccinated in Texas.

On Monday, November 15, current active cases and total recoveries were no longer included in data on the City’s dashboard.

The City issued a release on November 17 relating to COVID-19 data changes, saying updated numbers will only be posted to social platforms weekly on Mondays, but they say the City’s COVID-19 dashboard will continue to be updated daily.

Read the City’s statement below:

Over the next few weeks the state of Texas and the City of Lubbock will make changes to public health surveillance data systems. This is to close out 2020 and 2021 COVID-19 case counts, as well as align the system to meet federal reporting requirements. This update will result in changes to data reported on the COVID dashboard.

After today, the City of Lubbock will post COVID numbers to our social platforms on Mondays only. The dashboard will still be updated daily. Our reporting schedule is subject to change if there is a significant shift in our COVID case count.

If you need specific data or have questions please email publichealth@mylubbock.us.

According to the City of Lubbock, the following vaccines are available:

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Moderna - Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Information | CDC

Appointments for the Moderna vaccine can also be made by contacting the health department at 806-775-2933 and walking in will be accepted.

Johnson & Johnson - Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Information | CDC

Appointments for single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be made by contacting the health department at 806-775-2933.

Pfizer - Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Information | CDC

Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for children between 12 and 17 years of age or older.

Appointments for the Pfizer vaccine can also be made by contacting the health department at 806-775-2933.

Free COVID-19 testing is available at the Health Department, 806 18th Street, operating 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For further questions, please call the City of Lubbock Health Department at 806-775-2933.

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