After 26 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Lubbock County as of 5 p.m. Monday, the county case total has reached 77 cases.
A significant number of these additional cases are related to the outbreak that occurred at Whisperwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 5502 W. 4th St., according to a City of Lubbock news release. With the help of testing at the University Medical Center, 12 residents tested positive for the virus.
Along with more screening at the facility Tuesday, the health department will provide appropriate care to the residents, according to the news release.
Regardless, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported seven cases in Hockley County, three cases in Terry County, two cases in Lynn County, one case in Gaines County and one case in Hale County, according to the news release.