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Good morning! Here's a look at the headlines today on Good Day Lubbock 5-9 a.m. on FOX34. Click here to watch live.

Weather: A pleasant Monday for our area after we warm out of the 30s and 40s this morning. High nearing 73, sunny and a light wind changing to the northeast through the day. Another night of 30s, followed by upper 60s and 70s Tuesday with a light south wind.

Lubbock broke another record for new COVID-19 cases for a single day with 750 and the city warns our hospitals are almost out of beds

As of late yesterday afternoon, city staffers report there are 13 beds left for treatment between UMC and Covenant and there are more than a dozen patients waiting for beds. These are staffed beds open to receive patients and differs from the available bed count shown on the DSHS and the City of Lubbock dashboards. Those dashboards count all available beds, including pediatrics, outpatient and psychiatric. The number of patients positive for COVID at Lubbock hospitals is 320. COVID treatment makes up more than 27% of capacity. The active case count is more than 4800. One more person died yesterday, bringing the death toll to 273.

Both Covenant and UMC have set up medical tents outside with beds for COVID-19 patients

At UMC, state medical teams will staff them within the next couple weeks. They add 28 beds and will be used as an overflow unit for patients waiting for discharge.

The city is expanding the testing hours at the Combest Center this week

This is near 40th and Avenue A. It will offer swabs today through Friday, from 10 to 4 with an hour break in the middle. You don't need an appointment. All tests are provided at no cost.

The man who killed his girlfriend before shooting himself is now dead

Isaiah Mesa shot 19-year-old Haven Trevino at Orlando's near the south loop and Indiana and later turned the gun on himself at a church in north Lubbock. We're told there was a history of Mesa physically abusing Trevino. Their ten-month-old child is now is state custody. Trevino's family has set up a crowd fund for her funeral services and care for her child. We have a link to contribute here.

President Trump admitted Joe Biden won the presidency, but said it was due to a rigged election

The president later tweeted "I concede nothing! We have a long way to go." His own Homeland Security department has said there's no evidence of any widespread fraud and that it was the most secure election we've ever had. Biden's transition team members say they're being denied access to resources they need to plan their response to the pandemic. As for a vaccine, the president said Friday the majority of Americans should be able to receive it by April. Doctor Fauci agrees with that timeline.

Thousands of Trump supporters protested the election results in DC and marched to the Supreme Court Saturday

Nighttime clashes with counter-demonstrators led to fistfights, at least one stabbing and more than 20 arrests. There were cries of "stop the steal" and "count every vote."

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