Vitalant Offering Free COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Lubbock
If you think you may have had the novel coronavirus in the past, then you probably have antibodies that show you fought off the virus.
Vitalant, a local blood service provider, is offering free antibody testing from July 13th through July 19th if you also donate blood. The testing is through Vitalant's Save Our Summer Blood Drive.
The antibody testing is available at Vitalant’s popup clinic inside the South Plains Mall from noon to 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Antibody testing results usually take 10 to 15 days to come back.
In other COVID-19 news, the City of Lubbock Health Department reported 132 new cases of Coronavirus in Lubbock County on Wednesday, July 15. They also reported 115 new recoveries and 1 additional death, for a total of 64 deaths.
The new total case count in Lubbock County as of July 15th was 4,063. Just about half of those cases have recovered (2,060), and 1,939 cases are still active, according to recent data released by the City of Lubbock.
In Hockley County, two Levelland residents died from Coronavirus this week. The two deaths were reported Tuesday, July 14th, and Wednesday, July 15th, bringing the county's death count to three. There have been only 117 total cases there, with 69 recovered and 45 still active.