Texas Tech University: 40 new cases of COVID-19 on campus, 16 recoveries

Texas Tech University: 40 new cases of COVID-19 on campus, 16 recoveries

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Staff at Texas Tech University are reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 as of September 23, bringing the total to 1,530 cases.

The new cases consist of 34 students and 6 staff members. There were 16 new recovered cases reported, for a total of 1,286 recoveries.

Of the 244 currently active cases, 222 are students and 22 are staff.

In a letter from President Lawrence Schovanec sent September 3, Texas Tech announced the opening of an additional free on-campus testing location, at a walk-up clinic provided by the Texas Department of Emergency Management in Urbanovsky Park, near the Student Rec Center.

On their website, Texas Tech provided the following operating hours for the walk-up clinic.

Texas Tech COVID-19 cases
Texas Tech COVID-19 cases (Source: Texas Tech COVID-19 cases)

ON-CAMPUS COVID-19 TESTING DATES & LOCATIONS

Dates: Sept. 24 – 26, 2020

Location: Urbanovsky Park

Thursday, Sept. 24: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.Saturday,

Sept. 26: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sunday,

Sept. 27: CLOSED

Dates: Sept. 28 – Dec. 9, 2020

Location: Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court, Texas Tech Museum

Address3301 4th Street

Mondays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fridays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sundays: CLOSED

The City of Lubbock and Texas Tech University released a joint statement Wednesday, September 2, to clarify how positive Coronavirus cases at the university are reported and counted in the overall Lubbock County case count.

“The City of Lubbock Health Department is the authoritative source for the official COVID-19 case count for Lubbock County. Positive test results from Texas Tech University are reported to the Health Department daily, and are made available on the university’s COVID-19 dashboard daily. However, due to the constant efforts to reconcile data accurately, Texas Tech’s numbers may not be reflected in the Health Department/City of Lubbock’s case count the same day they are reported, which leads to different reporting numbers. The Texas Tech positive case numbers will always be included in the official Lubbock County case count, but ONLY after necessary information is carefully gathered and properly vetted.”

You can find complete information at the Texas Tech University Coronavirus dashboard, here: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/communications/emergency/coronavirus/

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