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Hot afternoon temperatures nearing 94 today
Another repeat of yesterday with sunshine and hot afternoon temperatures nearing 94. Clear sky tonight with morning temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. Afternoon temperatures continue to climb with Thursday's high near 97, then Friday around 103.
Congressman Jodey Arrington meets with law enforcement about new legislation
Law enforcement from across the region met with Lubbock Congressman Jodey Arrington in Plainview Tuesday, listening to his propositions and giving him feedback. Arrington will file three pieces of legislation regarding policing. The first will increase penalties for assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers. He's also proposing to increase the maximum term of imprisonment for rioting. His third piece of legislation calls on the federal government to restore order in cities across the country that are experiencing ongoing violence.
COVID-19 and kidney failure: Doctors see new concerning complications
There is a new discovery that COVID-19 patients can have kidney failure. Doctors found it surprising that a respiratory disease could affect the kidneys. The cause is believed to be related to low blood pressure, which is an effect of the virus although the data is very limited at this time. Nationwide about 20 to 40 percent of critically ill patients are requiring dialysis. The statistics are grim for patients requiring both a ventilator and dialysis, with a mortality rate of 60 to 70 percent.
Texas Tech Athletics confirms 64 positive COVID-19 cases
Texas Tech Athletics announced Tuesday it has now completed 1,382 tests for COVID-19 among its student-athletes, coaches and staff with 64 total positive cases. Of the positive cases, 24 remain active, including 21 within the Red Raider football program. Texas Tech has tested every member of the football program weekly since late July when the Red Raiders began walk-through practices as allowed by the NCAA. Texas Tech will soon move to testing three times per week under the Big 12 Conference's requirements for high-risk sports.
57 new COVID-19 cases and 65 more recoveries
The City of Lubbock reported 57 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the county's residents Tuesday. It also reported 65 additional recoveries. There are currently 1,467 active cases, 5,414 recoveries and 94 deaths. 88,669 tests have been administered in Lubbock. This includes people who traveled here to get tested. While their tests are included in the test total, their cases are reported back to their home county. The overall positivity rate is now at 10 percent. 66 people are being treated in Lubbock hospitals for COVID-19, including 38 people in ICUs. More than 400 beds are open for any procedure.