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Update (March 27th, 6:32 p.m.) The City of Lubbock has added another 2 cases to the county's previous update of 6 new cases. The eight cases now brings Lubbock County's total confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 31.

Original story: On Friday, March 27th, the City of Lubbock confirmed six additional cases of COVID-19 associated with Whisperwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 5502 4th Street.

These cases were identified through the contact investigation and screening process that happened over the previous two days.

Three more cases are being investigated by the health department.

The health department and state regulatory agencies have recommended control measures for the facility, to which it is compliant and working to implement all of the changes.

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