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Sundown’s Live Community Coverage recap, COVID cases nearly triple in Lubbock County, Bucks win NBA championship
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 5:55 AM CDT
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COVID cases took a big jump in Lubbock County with 73 new cases.

  • Two more people died, which raises the number of total deaths to 735.
  • There are currently 442 active cases in Lubbock County.
  • Get those details here:

In Case You Missed It We are in the middle of the KCBD Live Community Coverage Tour. Get those details here.

There is a divide over how to protect children as they head back to school soon.

  • Medical experts recommend masks for students and staff. But at least nine states prohibit school districts from requiring masks.
  • Doctors say the best protection is to get vaccinated.
  • Read more here:

The International Olympics Committee announced Brisbane, Australia will host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

  • Paris and Los Angeles will be the host cities in the years in between.
  • This year’s Tokyo Olympics are still on schedule and opening ceremonies are Friday.
  • Get more details here:

Gov. Greg Abbott will sign an anti-fentanyl bill today in Houston.

  • The bill increases penalties for manufacturing and distributing fentanyl in Texas.
  • That includes higher minimum sentences.

The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns Monday night to win the NBA championship.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points and was named series MVP.
  • This is Milwaukee’s first NBA title since 1971.
  • Get the highlights here:

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