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Good Day Lubbock top stories, June 22

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More COVID-19 cases in Lubbock

32 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed among Lubbock County residents Sunday. This is the lowest single-day tally since 10 cases last Sunday. See new cases reported by day here. 442 cases were added from last Sunday through yesterday, an average of 63 per day. 

There are currently 661 active cases. 608 people have received a positive result and since recovered. The death toll remains at 51.

Nearly 39 percent of all local cases are in people age 20 to 29. And 24 of the 32 new cases are in this age group, which continues the weeklong trend that people in their 20s have driven the recent spike.

More than 3,800 new Texas coronavirus cases, 17 more deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Health officials in Texas report more than 3,800 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 17 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. There are at least 111,601 cases on Sunday and 2,182 deaths, up from the 107,735 cases and 2,165 deaths reported Saturday. The actual number of people who have contracted the virus is likely higher because many people have not been tested and studies suggest that people can be infected and not feel sick. Health officials reported 68,499 people have recovered from the virus. 

TABC suspends Lubbock over COVID-19 guidelines

Little Woodrow's in west Lubbock is among 12 bars statewide whose alcohol licenses have been suspended for not following COVID-19 protocols.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission reports its Operation Safe Open is intended to make sure businesses it licenses are following the governor's order. This includes no allowing no more than 50 percent of capacity for bars indoors and no more than 75 percent of capacity indoors for restaurants, along with social distancing of at least six feet between groups of customers. This is according to a news release from the agency.

 Texas mayors urge citizens to take pandemic seriously

Mayor Pope has signed onto a letter from other Texas mayors pleading Texans to do their part. 

Citing the success of public masking in Hong Kong and Taiwan, the nine city leaders tweeted a letter directly to the people of Texas. They want everyone to wear masks and stay six feet apart. 

The main message emphasized the virus is here, infections are up and hospitals are filling up. The mayors state it's not to scare anyone, but to point out the virus doesn't just leave because the urgency has gone away. 

Man jailed after two Lubbock Sheriff's Deputies stabbed

A man is jailed for stabbing two sheriff's deputies after being caught shoplifting. A deputy in uniform was working security at the Wal-Mart on South Loop 289. He approached a shoplifter and told him several times to stop. A second deputy arrived, and they tried to arrest him. Deputies say the suspect fought them and pulled a knife, stabbing both, and the suspect got away. Both deputies were hospitalized, and one is already treated and released. 28-year-old Miko Butler was arrested the next day.  He was treated for a K-9 dog bite and booked into jail.

NASCAR: Noose found in Bubba Wallace garage at Alabama race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - NASCAR is investigating after a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace at the race in Talladega, Alabama. Wallace is the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR's top Cup Series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and properties. NASCAR says it is “outraged” and said there is no place for racism in NASCAR. Wallace says he was saddened but undeterred. The series races at Talladega on Monday after a one-day rain delay.

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