LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - As of 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 99 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 128 recoveries and an additional death. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 5,751: 1,841 active, 3,831 listed as recovered and 79 deaths.
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Update on nursing home cases
The Health Department has identified significant number of COVID-19 cases in the following nursing/rehabilitation facilities:
- Crowne Pointe - 17 positive cases, additional testing pending
- Garrison Care Center - 18 positive cases
- Bender Terrace - 34 positive cases
The positive case numbers at these facilities could include both residents and employees. All three facilities are working with the recommendations set forth by the Health Department including additional testing.
Testing available at Walgreens Aug. 8
Walgreens, at 602 Avenue Q, will operate a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site. 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.
Due to challenges receiving testing supplies, etc., the opening of the COVID-19 testing site at Walgreens in Lubbock has been delayed. It is tentatively rescheduled to go live on Saturday, August 8.
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
There are no exposure sites at the time. Exposure sites are removed from the list after 14 days of being listed.
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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