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The City of Lubbock Health Department reported 18 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 Tuesday. That is the highest number of new deaths in a single day since the pandemic started. This brings the death toll to 325. Staffers also confirmed 680 new cases, as well as 195 recoveries. This brings the number of active cases to 5,760. 

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FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo Purdue Pharma headquarters stands in Stamford, Conn. Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 24 to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two de…

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MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — The city council in Midland has declined to approve ordinances related to enforcing Texas’ mask mandate.  It was the second time in as many weeks that the city council rejected approving mask-related ordinances. One of the ordinances debated Monday would have required businesses to place signs telling customers that they have to wear masks. A resolution that would have called on police to enforce Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide mask order was also rejected. Also, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is facing backlash after posting a meme on Twitter Saturday that some see as being insensitive to the coronavirus crisis in Texas, particularly in El Paso. 

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The COVID-19 testing sites located at Rodgers Park Gym, 3306 Auburn, and Combest Health and Wellness Center, 301 40th Street, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving. The City reports normal operating hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30. 

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This year City and State Leaders are pleading for you to stay home. Don't travel for Thanksgiving or invite your family from out of town.

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It all starts with a name, age, size and gender. Then Mary Revelle will take care of the rest. From dresses, shirts, pajamas even outfits for a doll to match, Revelle does it all.

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University Medical Center is inviting the public to park in front of its hospital and participate in a prayer service for all caregivers. 

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The Covenant School of Nursing honored its 30 fall graduates in an online ceremony, celebrating the hard work of students who will soon enter the medical field, one that's been deeply impacted by Covid-19.

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In this Feb. 12, 2019 photo, Meghan Waldron walks down the street in Boston. Waldron is a student at Emerson College with progeria, one of the world's rarest diseases. The first treatment has been approved for progeria, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday a…

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There are seven more patients than there are available staffed hospital beds at Covenant Health or UMC, according to the City of Lubbock COVID-19 dashboard. This is reflected by 19 staffed beds open but also 26 people waiting for a bed.

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A Hobbs woman faces multiple felony charges after stealing a car and leading deputies on a chase Thursday night, according to the Lea County Sheriff's Office.

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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, EMT Giselle Dorgalli, third from right, performs chest compression on a patient who tested positive for coronavirus in the emergency room at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)