Good Day Lubbock: Monday, May 18 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Monday, May 18

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Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.   

 

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Temperatures expected to be in the upper 90s for most of our area

Hotter next couple of days with upper 90s for much of our area. An isolated shower or storms can't be ruled out, but most of us stay dry with a little better chance for storms Wednesday. Temperatures do drop some with a stalled front in our area with upper 80s and 90s Wednesday and for the rest of the week.

Gyms can reopen across the state today

They closed across the nation closed in mid-March when the coronavirus broke out. Zach's Club West was trying to open nearly two weeks ago following the announcement that hair, nail and tanning salons could reopen. After their announcement to reopen reached the governor, the business was asked to wait 13 days. Now, gyms are open but under certain health and safety guidelines. Just like other businesses, they're allowed 25% capacity with social distancing still in effect. Locker rooms won't be open just yet. And you'll have to save the shower for your own home. 

Lubbock COVD-19 numbers

For the first time since March 23, the city reports no new cases of COVID-19.  The total number of confirmed cases stays at 619.  196 of those cases are active.  373 people have recovered. 50 have died.  You can find all the latest information and coronavirus updates here.


Texas COVID-19 numbers

Texas health officials say 785 additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and there have been another 31 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus. The Texas Department of State Health Services on Sunday reported at total of 47,784 confirmed cases of the virus and 1,336 deaths associated with it. The true numbers are likely higher because many people have not been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. 

Larger cities in Texas have already received federal funding through the Cares Act but smaller cities like Lubbock have to wait on the state

Smaller cities must apply for a per capita allocation. It's 55 dollars per individual. Lubbock County is set to receive a little more than $1.8 million.  The City of Lubbock would be allocated about $14.5 million. Mayor Dan Pope says it will address unplanned costs from the health department, public safety and testing.  He adds "it doesn't make sense" that bigger cities received their funding upfront more than three weeks ago.


China has reported seven new coronavirus cases

No new COVID--19 deaths have been reported in the country in more than a month, although some have been announced retroactively after further tests were performed. 82 people remain in treatment while another 450 are under isolation and monitoring as suspected cases or after testing positive for the virus without showing symptoms. China has reported a total of 4,634 deaths among 82,954 cases since the virus was first detected in the central industrial city of Wuhan. With the decline in cases, China has moved to restart schools and reopen businesses and industries. However, some government offices that tend to attract large numbers of people in restricted spaces have largely remained closed to the public.


 A new clinic is now providing individualized care for recovering addicts

It's called the "Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Clinic." It was created through the partnership between Texas Tech physicians and Covenant Health. Experts say now is a difficult time to maintain sobriety, especially without routines or distractions. The 16-week program is free and flexible to accommodate schedules. For more information, click here.


Police are investigating skeletal remains found in southeast Lubbock County Saturday afternoon

The remains were discovered near FM 835 and east FM 3020, close to the Jones Station power plant. Police say someone was taking photos of the scenery and saw what they thought were human remains. That person then flagged down deputies who were in the area working a separate incident. No other details have been released.

Lubbock police are offering a cash reward help identifying the man who committed an aggravated robbery earlier this week

At the SAS shoe store near 36th and Slide, a man entered and approached the counter, showed a knife and demanded money from the register. If you know anything, call crimeline at 741-1000. You can remain anonymous and could get up to $1,000 for the tip.

The Texas Department of Transportation has become the second part of the state government to be hit by a ransomware attack in recent days

The agency says on Thursday someone hacked into its network in a "ransomware event." The agency's website states that some features are unavailable due to technical difficulties. The hack comes days after another ransomware attack that took down the websites and case management systems of Texas' Appellate and High Courts. It is not clear what functions were affected and the department did not respond to requests for comment. It says the FBI is investigating. 

Look Around Lubbock:  Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock

Meredith Aldis features our local businesses and an in-depth look at how their servicing the community while upholding the federal, state, and local orders during the coronavirus pandemic. Today, we get a look at what business is like for the clinic and the adjustments they've made to stay clean and healthy for the sake of employees and clients during the pandemic. They have a new air purification system, all doors remain open (no one touches nobs), temperatures taken, hands sanitized. Dr. Ioppolo said the new system is different, but actually more efficient and patients don't have to wait as long to get an exam or get ready for a procedure

Do you know someone celebrating a birthday? Let us know, so we can announce it on-air around 6:55 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. e-mail birthdays@fox34.com.

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