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 May 13 COVID-19 Report Card, two patients were hospitalized from COVID-19 as of Friday. 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 506 COVID-19 patient deaths across Amarillo, 82% 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 25 total new cases from May 6 to May 12, resulting in a seven-day new case average of four new COVID-19 cases per day as well as a 3% seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate.

Since March 2020, the public health department is reporting that there have been a total of 74,316 COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties. The department also reports that there have been 1,270 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 four 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 two COVID-19 recoveries. This brings the county’s total to 35,887 cases, 753 deaths, and 35,069 recoveries.

Randall County reported three recoveries. This brings the county’s total to 38,433 cases, 517 deaths and 37,870 recoveries.

The Hospitalization Rate for the High Plains, Trauma Service Area A, was noted at 0.31% 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: 3;
  • Adult COVID-19 patients in general beds: 2;
  • Adult COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds: 1;
  • Pediatric COVID-19 patients in hospital: 0;
  • Confirmed COVID-19 admissions in the past 24 hours: 0;
  • Confirmed COVID-19 patients on ventilators: 0;
  • Total staffed hospital beds: 982;
  • Total staffed inpatient beds: 852;
  • Available staffed hospital beds: 199;
  • Available staffed adult ICU beds: 11;
  • Available staffed pediatric ICU beds: 1;
  • Available ventilators: 140.

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

CountyConfirmed Cases ReportedDeaths
Armstrong3619
Beaver9699
Briscoe3408
Carson1,07936
Castro1,80347
Childress2,47633
Cimarron5662
Collingsworth49416
Cottle2719
Curry12,890201
Dallam1,73740
Deaf Smith3,764111
Donley46126
Gray4,155125
Hall87224
Hardeman49919
Hansford64829
Hartley1,0353
Hemphill1,0767
Hutchinson5,399136
Lipscomb55616
Moore3,743111
Ochiltree2,06648
Oldham3126
Parmer1,46552
Potter35,940755
Quay2,02256
Randall38,486518
Roberts1482
Roosevelt5,05398
Sherman36716
Swisher1,25934
Texas5,99839
Union79116
Wheeler92623
TOTAL140,0272,680

CDC Community Levels

According to previous reports by MyHighPlains.com, the CDC recently released its new Community Levels chart. 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
ChildressLow
CimarronLow
CollingsworthLow
CottleLow
CurryLow
DallamLow
Deaf SmithLow
DonleyLow
GrayLow
HallLow
HardemanLow
HansfordLow
HartleyLow
HemphillLow
HutchinsonLow
LipscombLow
MooreLow
OchiltreeLow
OldhamLow
ParmerLow
PotterLow
QuayLow
RandallLow
RobertsLow
RooseveltLow
ShermanLow
SwisherLow
TexasLow
UnionLow
WheelerLow