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 July 22 COVID-19 Report Card, 40 patients were hospitalized from COVID-19 as of Friday, 10 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 520 COVID-19 patient deaths across Amarillo, 81% of which were reported as unvaccinated.

The COVID-19 Report card for July 22 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 747 total new cases from July 15 to July 21, resulting in a seven-day new case average of 107 new COVID-19 cases per day as well as a 22% seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate.

Since March 2020, the public health department is reporting that there have been a total of 78,076 COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties. The department also reports that there have been 1,286 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 48 new COVID-19 cases, two new COVID-19-related deaths and 72 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 2,355 active cases in the two counties.

Potter County reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, two COVID-19-related deaths and 36 COVID-19 recoveries. This brings the county’s total to 37,805 cases, 763 deaths and 35,9825 recoveries. As of Friday, there are 1,217 active COVID-19 cases in Potter County.

Randall County reported 15 new COVID-19 cases and 36 recoveries. This brings the county’s total to 40,319 cases, 525 deaths and 38,656 recoveries. As of Friday, there are 1,138 active COVID-19 cases in Randall County.

The Hospitalization Rate for the High Plains, Trauma Service Area A, was noted at 4.19% 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: 39;
  • Adult COVID-19 patients in general beds: 31;
  • Adult COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds: 7;
  • Pediatric COVID-19 patients in hospital: 1;
  • Confirmed COVID-19 admissions in the past 24 hours: 6;
  • Confirmed COVID-19 patients on ventilators: 4;
  • Total staffed hospital beds: 932;
  • Total staffed inpatient beds: 807;
  • Available staffed hospital beds: 181;
  • Available staffed adult ICU beds: 3;
  • Available staffed pediatric ICU beds: 0;
  • Available ventilators: 144.

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

CountyConfirmed Cases ReportedDeaths
Armstrong41710
Beaver1,0589
Briscoe3598
Carson1,12837
Castro1,95647
Childress2,61434
Cimarron6252
Collingsworth52116
Cottle2999
Curry14,078221
Dallam1,76242
Deaf Smith4,068115
Donley47226
Gray4,263129
Hall92524
Hardeman51819
Hansford70629
Hartley1,0423
Hemphill1,0997
Hutchinson5,684137
Lipscomb56617
Moore3,899113
Ochiltree2,16048
Oldham3246
Parmer1,51453
Potter38,702769
Quay2,29265
Randall41,179530
Roberts1542
Roosevelt5,619106
Sherman37116
Swisher1,30234
Texas6,34339
Union85117
Wheeler96823
TOTAL149,8382,762

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
ArmstrongHigh
BeaverHigh
BriscoeMedium
CarsonMedium
CastroHigh
ChildressMedium
CimarronMedium
CollingsworthLow
CottleMedium
CurryHigh
DallamMedium
Deaf SmithMedium
DonleyHigh
GrayMedium
HallMedium
HardemanHigh
HansfordHigh
HartleyMedium
HemphillMedium
HutchinsonMedium
LipscombHigh
MooreMedium
OchiltreeMedium
OldhamMedium
ParmerLow
PotterHigh
QuayHigh
RandallMedium
RobertsLow
RooseveltHigh
ShermanMedium
SwisherMedium
TexasMedium
UnionLow
WheelerMedium
CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Chart as of Thursday