AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The city of Amarillo’s public health department released its most recent COVID-19 report card Friday, featuring combined weekly data for Potter and Randall counties, total COVID-19 data since March 2020 as well as the most recent COVID-19 hospitalization information.

COVID-19 Hospitalization

According to the August 12 COVID-19 Report Card, 25 patients were hospitalized from COVID-19 as of Friday, four of which were reported as being in the intensive care unit. The numbers are reported to the public health department by the BSA Health System, Northwest Texas Healthcare System and Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center.

Since Aug. 1, 2021, APH said that there have been 528 COVID-19 patient deaths across Amarillo, 81% of which were reported as unvaccinated.

COVID-19 Report Card for Aug. 12. From the city of Amarillo’s Public Health Department.

COVID-19 Report Card Overview

In the report card, the public health department reported that Potter and Randall counties saw 555 total new cases from August 5 to August 11, resulting in a seven-day new case average of 79 new COVID-19 cases per day as well as a 16% seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate.

Since March 2020, the public health department is reporting that there have been a total of 79,755 COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties. The department also reports that there have been 1,298 COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Officials from the city previously said that officials from the public health department will continue to update the COVID-19 dashboard on the Amarillo Alerts website daily.

Most Recent COVID-19 Information

As of Friday, Amarillo Public Health Department reported 126 new COVID-19 cases, one COVID-19-related death and 100 new COVID-19 recoveries for Potter and Randall Counties, according to the most recent data from the COVID-19 dashboard on the Amarillo Alerts webpage. As of Friday, there are 2,294 active cases in the two counties.

Potter County reported 71 new COVID-19 cases, one COVID-19-related death and 50 COVID-19 recoveries. This brings the county’s total to 38,702 cases, 769 deaths and 36,808 recoveries. As of Friday, there are 1,125 active COVID-19 cases in Potter County.

Randall County reported 55 new COVID-19 cases and 50 recoveries. This brings the county’s total to 41,179 cases, 530 deaths, and 39,480 recoveries. As of Friday, there are 1,169 active COVID-19 cases in Randall County.

The Hospitalization Rate for the High Plains, Trauma Service Area A, was noted at 2.57% according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Trauma Service Area A is also reporting the following COVID-19-related hospitalization data:

  • Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 patients currently in hospital: 24;
  • Adult COVID-19 patients in general beds: 19;
  • Adult COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds: 4;
  • Pediatric COVID-19 patients in hospital: 1;
  • Confirmed COVID-19 admissions in the past 24 hours: 3;
  • Confirmed COVID-19 patients on ventilators: 1;
  • Total staffed hospital beds: 933;
  • Total staffed inpatient beds: 816;
  • Available staffed hospital beds: 168;
  • Available staffed adult ICU beds: 4;
  • Available staffed pediatric ICU beds: 0;
  • Available ventilators: 143.

The Texas DSHS also reported the COVID-19 case numbers and the deaths for other counties throughout the Texas Panhandle:

CountyConfirmed Cases ReportedDeaths
Armstrong42910
Beaver1,1209
Briscoe3728
Carson1,14637
Castro2,05048
Childress2,64834
Cimarron6692
Collingsworth53516
Cottle3039
Curry14,473231
Dallam1,76544
Deaf Smith4,192116
Donley47826
Gray4,298132
Hall95624
Hardeman53320
Hansford71530
Hartley1,0453
Hemphill1,1198
Hutchinson5,786138
Lipscomb56917
Moore3,929113
Ochiltree2,17749
Oldham3326
Parmer1,52953
Potter39,947773
Quay2,37368
Randall42,432535
Roberts1562
Roosevelt5,822109
Sherman37516
Swisher1,32534
Texas6,54439
Union86119
Wheeler97624
TOTAL153,9792,802

CDC Community Levels

According to previous reports by MyHighPlains.com, the CDC releases an updated Community Levels chart every week related to COVID-19. Here is how counties throughout the Texas Panhandle, as well as eastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma Panhandle, are reporting:

CountyCDC Community Level
ArmstrongMedium
BeaverHigh
BriscoeLow
CarsonMedium
CastroHigh
ChildressLow
CimarronMedium
CollingsworthHigh
CottleMedium
CurryHigh
DallamMedium
Deaf SmithHigh
DonleyMedium
GrayMedium
HallMedium
HardemanHigh
HansfordMedium
HartleyLow
HemphillMedium
HutchinsonLow
LipscombLow
MooreMedium
OchiltreeLow
OldhamLow
ParmerMedium
PotterMedium
QuayHigh
RandallLow
RobertsMedium
RooseveltHigh
ShermanLow
SwisherMedium
TexasHigh
UnionLow
WheelerMedium
CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Chart as of Thursday