Good Day Lubbock: Tuesday, June 23 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Tuesday, June 23

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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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Chance of isolated showers today, highs in the 80s today

Overnight rain coming to an end for most of the area this morning. Some isolated showers possible through this afternoon, then another shot of more rain moving in from the northeast tonight. The better chances looks west of I-27, some severe with high wind and hail possible. High nearing 84 today, 86 Wednesday.

Lubbock had the second highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases for a single day yesterday

The positivity rate for testing keeps climbing.  87 more cases were added yesterday. The total count is now more than 1,400. There are 736 active cases. 620 people have recovered from the virus. The death toll remains at 51. Two out of every five cases are now attributed to people in their 20's. Out of nearly 31 thousand tests. the positive rate has climbed to almost 5.8 %. That's up almost a full point from this time last week. 19 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment. 12 are in specialized intensive care units. Nearly 600 beds are open for treatment.

The virus has killed another person in Hale County, according to its health department

That makes the sixth death. It reports 37 new cases of the virus. Out of the 176 confirmed cases there, 83 have recovered. A city of Plainview employee has tested positive. To help prevent spread, the finance building on West 7th St is closed to the public the rest of the week. The city reports that worker and those who worked in their immediate area are self-quarantining for two weeks. Crews deep-cleaned the finance building. If you have bills to pay, the city suggests using the drive-up window or paying online or over the phone. The payment drop box will also stay open. 

Governor Abbott says COVID-19 is spreading at an unacceptable rate in Texas now but there are no plans for a second shutdown

In a press conference yesterday, the governor says if the spikes across the state continue, additional measures will be necessary. He says there's been a doubling in hospitalization trends, daily new cases, and positivity rates. The governor is taking a more aggressive tone on masks, pushing Texans to wear them when out in public but he says a state-wide masking order is not necessary because case levels vary from one region to another.


Because of the rapid spread of COVID-19 in our area, Covenant is expanding testing

It's assigned two clinics for adults and one for children. The swabs are available by appointment only. For adults, "Health Plus" at 76th and Quaker is open 8-5 on weekdays, 9-5 Saturday and 12-5 Sunday. The Northwest Clinic at Frankford and Erskine is available for adults from 8-5 weekdays. Children can get tested from 10-10 any day of the week at the Children's Urgent Care at 82nd and Slide. We have the numbers to set an appointment here.


With a surge in cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci is returning to Capitol Hill today to testify in front of a powerful house panel

Coronavirus cases are rising in about half the states. The nation is emerging from weeks of stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns.  But that's being done in an uneven way, with some states far less cautious than others.


Two more Trump staff members who were in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for Saturday's rally have tested positive for coronavirus

The campaign reports, unlike the first six infected, these staffers attended the event. In a statement, the  campaign communications director said the infected staffers wore masks at the rally. Eight people on trump's team have tested positive in relation to the campaign stop. Six advance team members tested positive before the event. They did not attend. Among those infected are two members of the secret service.

The second deputy wounded in a stabbing over the weekend is out of the hospital

Deputy Constantino Galvaz and another deputy were stabbed attempting to arrest a suspected shoplifter at the Walmart on the south loop. Several agencies, including DPS and LPD helped track down the guy.  Those agencies - well-represented at yesterday's afternoon's send off for Galvaz.  28-year-old Miko Butler arrested for the double-stabbing. He's charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer with a deadly weapon. If he's convicted, he faces life in prison with the possibility for parole.

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