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 26 COVID-19 Report Card, 23 patients were hospitalized from COVID-19 as of Friday, eight 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 529 COVID-19 patient deaths across Amarillo, 81% of which were reported as unvaccinated.

COVID-19 Report Card Overview

In the report card, the public health department reported that Potter and Randall counties saw 563 total new cases from August 19 to August 25, resulting in a seven-day new case average of 80 new COVID-19 cases per day as well as a 20% seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate.

Since March 2020, the public health department is reporting that there have been a total of 80,848 COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties. The department also reports that there have been 1,301 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

The city of Amarillo’s public health department did not update their COVID-19 dashboard as of this story’s publication.

The Hospitalization Rate for the High Plains, Trauma Service Area A, was noted at 3.46% 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: 32;
  • Adult COVID-19 patients in general beds: 29;
  • Adult COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds: 2;
  • 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: 924;
  • Total staffed inpatient beds: 807;
  • Available staffed hospital beds: 176;
  • Available staffed adult ICU beds: 4;
  • Available staffed pediatric ICU beds: 1;
  • Available ventilators: 137.

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

CountyConfirmed Cases ReportedDeaths
Armstrong42910
Beaver1,1169
Briscoe3728
Carson1,14637
Castro2,05048
Childress2,64834
Cimarron6682
Collingsworth53516
Cottle3039
Curry14,471231
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
Potter39,941773
Quay2,37368
Randall42,425535
Roberts1562
Roosevelt5,822109
Sherman37516
Swisher1,32534
Texas6,53739
Union86119
Wheeler97624
TOTAL153,9522,802

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
ArmstrongLow
BeaverLow
BriscoeMedium
CarsonLow
CastroMedium
ChildressLow
CimarronMedium
CollingsworthHigh
CottleLow
CurryLow
DallamMedium
Deaf SmithLow
DonleyLow
GrayLow
HallLow
HardemanHigh
HansfordMedium
HartleyLow
HemphillLow
HutchinsonLow
LipscombLow
MooreLow
OchiltreeLow
OldhamMedium
ParmerMedium
PotterMedium
QuayLow
RandallLow
RobertsLow
RooseveltMedium
ShermanLow
SwisherMedium
TexasHigh
UnionLow
WheelerLow