Good Day Lubbock: Wednesday, August 5 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Wednesday, August 5

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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 quickly becoming hot with upper 80s by noon

High near 99. Southerly wind a light breeze 10-15 mph. Heading into the evening and night time hours a low chance for isolated showers and storms, mainly near the state line. Cooling off to the low 70s overnight then highs back nearing 100 Thursday and Friday.

COVID-19 is taking a heavy toll on the mental health of caregivers on the front lines

Now, Covenant Plainview has a new support group to help staff deal with the psychological effects of seeing their friends and family die of COVID-19. With cases rising in Hale County, more patients are checking into Covenant Plainview. With only 300 caregivers, and a 100-bed facility, staff say it's overwhelming. This new group is designed to support the mental health and well-being and provides one-on-one conversation with team members. The support group started Tuesday, encouraging staff to share their stories on dealing with stress, burn-out and how to maintain self-care during this time.


Lubbock confirmed another death from COVID-19, bringing our total to 79

99 more people tested positive for the virus yesterday. There are more than 1800 active cases in Lubbock County. It's been close to a week since we broke 100 cases in a day. The city reports 128 new recoveries yesterday, bringing that total to more than 3800. There have been more than 72,000 tests administered. Positives are about 10% of all tests. 99 people are hospitalized in Lubbock for treatment, 51 of those are in ICU. There are about 400 beds still available for any kind of treatment.


Plainview and Hale County have confirmed three more deaths attributed to the virus, ringing that total to 29 there

45 new cases have also been identified. There are 126 active cases. 1,075 people have beaten the virus. Right now, 11 people are in the hospital with the illness.

 Governor Abbott says the state will continue to purchase and distribute PPE to schools at no cost to the districts for the upcoming academic year

The state has already distributed more than 5 million masks and half a million face shields to schools, along with more than half a million gallons of hand sanitizer and more than 24,000 thermometers. As previously announced by the TEA, local school boards have up to a 4-week back-to-school transition period during which they can conduct all classes online if necessary.

Today is the deadline for Lubbock ISD families to choose between in-person or online learning for students

  The district is hosting a drive-thru registration all day at the admin building from 7-7. Free school supplies will be given to the first 200 students who register.  Staff will help you with the online registration process and answer questions about the academic year. interpretation services will also be available. 

 

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