LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – The City of Lubbock COVID-19 Dashboard is currently reporting no additional deaths and 833 new cases on Monday, January 10.
On Sunday, 578 new cases were reported, and 719 new cases were reported on Saturday. One additional death was reported over the weekend.
Monday’s report makes the highest single-day number of new cases reported by the City of Lubbock.
The City posted an update reporting 189 hospitalized for Lubbock County, up 43 from last week’s report. Of those hospitalized, 44 are ICU patients and 24 are vaccinated.
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.”
The Texas Department of State Health Services posted information Monday afternoon, saying the high number of new cases are due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant spreading rapidly, and a three-day backlog of cases from increased testing in the lab report processing system.
As of Monday, a total of 78,283 cases have been reported by the City of Lubbock. The City reported 967 total deaths since Pandemic reporting began.
The State reported as of Sunday, 250 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized in Lubbock’s 22-county Trauma Service Area B (TSA), occupying 18.78 percent of total hospital capacity. The State reported 52 adult COVID-19 patients in ICU beds, and 14 pediatric COVID-19 patients hospitalized for the area.
A total of 141,835 Lubbock County residents have been vaccinated, up 863 from last Monday’s report.
The state also reported 56.15% of Lubbock County’s population over five years old have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with more than 16,615,000 people fully vaccinated in Texas.
On December 28, the City of Lubbock Public Health Department was notified by the Texas Tech University Bioterrorism Response Laboratory that lab results from December 14 and 16 confirmed the first known cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The health department said they expected the number of local cases to surge over the next few weeks.
According to a tweet from the City of Lubbock on November 15, the city and the State of Texas are making changes to public health surveillance data systems, “to close out the 2020 & 2021 COVID-19 case counts, as well as align the system to meet federal reporting requirements.”
The City says this update will mean changes to the data reported on the City’s COVID-19 dashboard. As of Monday, current active cases and total recoveries were not included in data on the dashboard.
The City issued the following 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.
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According to the City of Lubbock, the following vaccines are available:
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 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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