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UT-OU invited to join SEC, Levelland sergeant out of hospital, COVID cases still rising in Lubbock County
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Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 6:02 AM CDT
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The Southeastern Conference voted unanimously to invite Texas and Oklahoma to join the conference.

COVID-19 continue to rise in Lubbock County.

  • The health department reported 97 new cases but no new deaths.
  • There are now 1,051 active cases.
  • The COVID hospitalization rate rose to 8.5%.

Levelland police sergeant Shawn Wilson is now out of the hospital.

New preliminary information from the Centers for Disease Control shows the COVID Delta variant is as easily spreadable as chickenpox.

President Joe Biden announced all federal employees must get a COVID vaccine or undergo weekly testing and other restrictions.

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