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 8 COVID-19 Report Card, 38 patients were hospitalized from COVID-19 as of Friday, two 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 514 COVID-19 patient deaths across Amarillo, 82% of which were reported as unvaccinated.

The COVID-19 Report card for July 8 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 545 total new cases from July 1 to July 7, resulting in a seven-day new case average of 78 new COVID-19 cases per day as well as a 18% seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate.

Since March 2020, the public health department is reporting that there have been a total of 76,592 COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties. The department also reports that there have been 1,281 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 100 new COVID-19 cases and 50 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.

Potter County reported 53 new COVID-19 cases and 25 COVID-19 recoveries. This brings the county’s total to 37,081 cases, 759 deaths, and 35,493 recoveries.

Randall County reported 47 new COVID-19 cases and 25 recoveries. This brings the county’s total to 39,609 cases, 522 deaths and 38,249 recoveries.

The Hospitalization Rate for the High Plains, Trauma Service Area A, was noted at 3.57% 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: 33;
  • Adult COVID-19 patients in general beds: 29;
  • Adult COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds: 4;
  • Pediatric COVID-19 patients in hospital: 0;
  • Confirmed COVID-19 admissions in the past 24 hours: 7;
  • Confirmed COVID-19 patients on ventilators: 1;
  • Total staffed hospital beds: 925;
  • Total staffed inpatient beds: 807;
  • Available staffed hospital beds: 163;
  • Available staffed adult ICU beds: 5;
  • Available staffed pediatric ICU beds: 2;
  • 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
Armstrong42910
Beaver1,1209
Briscoe3778
Carson1,14837
Castro2,05248
Childress2,64834
Cimarron6692
Collingsworth53516
Cottle3039
Curry14,502231
Dallam1,76544
Deaf Smith4,195117
Donley47826
Gray4,298132
Hall95624
Hardeman53520
Hansford71630
Hartley1,0453
Hemphill1,1198
Hutchinson5,797138
Lipscomb56917
Moore3,933113
Ochiltree2,17749
Oldham3326
Parmer1,53053
Potter39,983773
Quay2,37668
Randall42,477536
Roberts1562
Roosevelt5,938109
Sherman37516
Swisher1,32634
Texas6,54439
Union86319
Wheeler97624
TOTAL154,2422,804

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
BeaverLow
BriscoeLow
CarsonLow
CastroLow
ChildressMedium
CimarronHigh
CollingsworthLow
CottleLow
CurryMedium
DallamLow
Deaf SmithLow
DonleyLow
GrayMedium
HallLow
HardemanLow
HansfordMedium
HartleyLow
HemphillHigh
HutchinsonLow
LipscombLow
MooreLow
OchiltreeLow
OldhamMedium
ParmerLow
PotterMedium
QuayMedium
RandallLow
RobertsMedium
RooseveltLow
ShermanLow
SwisherLow
TexasMedium
UnionMedium
WheelerMedium