There are no available staffed hospital beds at Covenant Health or UMC, according to the City of Lubbock COVID-19 dashboard. This is reflected by 27 staffed beds open but also 27 people waiting for a bed.
While there are other additional beds throughout the two systems, these are specialized, including pediatrics, PICU, outpatient, psychiatric and others. Public health authority Dr. Ron Cook said Wednesday roughly half of hospital patients at UMC and Covenant are positive for COVID-19.
300 patients in Lubbock hospitals are positive for COVID-19, with 84 of these in an ICU.
There were 606 new COVID-19 cases confirmed among Lubbock County residents Thursday. There were also 207 recoveries reported, bringing the number of active cases to a new record of 5,605. More than 1.5 percent of Lubbock County residents make up the active case count.
Six additional deaths attributed to the coronavirus were reported Thursday, bringing the total of Lubbock County deaths to 292.
21,763 people have had a confirmed case then recovered.
*Since the 4:00 PM cutoff, there were 51 cases identified as duplicates, or belonging in a different jurisdiction. The cumulative total reflects these cases' removal.
The 22-county region, Trauma Service Area B, has patients who are positive for COVID-19 well above 15 percent of total capacity. Today's figure hasn't yet been updated. Wednesday it was 28.71 percent. Additional business restrictions will continue until the percentage for the region drops below 15 percent for a week straight.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) maintains a dashboard with state, regional, and county level COVID-19 statistics and can be found here mylubbock.info/dshs-covid
Local COVID-19 statistics can be found here mylubbock.info/covid