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Storms possible, highs nearing 90
Showers and storms this morning will be diminishing, then isolated storms possible this afternoon. High nearing 90 with a light northeast wind becoming east. Rain chances diminish tonight with the low near 68, then mostly sunny and hotter days ahead nearing 100 by Wednesday.
Two more deaths in Lubbock are attributed to COVID-19
Fifty-six people have now died because of the virus, according to the City of Lubbock. The Lubbock health department reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 2,861. The department also reported 15 additional recoveries. 1,389 people have tested positive and now recovered. Two people in their 50s have died; all other deaths are people who were 60 or older. Latest data here.
An inmate at the Lubbock County Detention Center has tested positive for COVID-19
The Sheriff's Office reports, as of Thursday, this is the only case of COVID-19 at the center. According to a news release, the inmate is in isolation and receiving appropriate medical attention. The Sheriff's Office reports there is minimal risk of infecting others housed elsewhere in the jail. Safety protocols have been in place in March. And, the Sheriff's Office reports, staff and health care personnel have been wearing protective equipment and taking all needed safety steps.
Terry County has confirmed three additional COVID-19 cases yesterday
That brings it's total case count to 39. 22 of those are active. 17 have recovered.
Texas hit a record with COVID-19 hospitalizations yesterday - more than 8,000
In two of Texas’ biggest cities are calling on the governor to empower local governments to order residents to stay home. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said in an interview that he wants Governor Abbott to return control to local governments. He says hospitals are facing a crisis. In the Houston area, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo says another stay-at-home order is needed.
Lubbock State Senator Charles Perry, is asking for Governor Abbott to call a special session
The 181 members of the state legislature are scheduled to convene in six months when the regular session begins. But as the pandemic continues, Senator Perry argues that COVID-19 is too big an issue for the executive branch to handle on its own.
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