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.
According to the Sept. 16 COVID-19 Report Card, 18 patients were hospitalized from COVID-19 as of Friday, three 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 535 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 340 total new cases from Sept. 9 to Sept. 15, resulting in a seven-day new case average of 49 new COVID-19 cases per day as well as a 10% seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate.
Since March 2020, the public health department is reporting that there have been a total of 82,018 COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties. The department also reports that there have been 1,305 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 Amarillo Public Health Department reported 38 new COVID-19 cases for Potter and Randall counties and 86 COVID-19 recoveries, according to data from the COVID-19 dashboard on the Amarillo Alerts webpage. As of Friday, there are 1,490 active cases of COVID-19 in the two counties.
According to the dashboard, Potter County reported 18 new COVID-19 cases and 53 COVID-19 recoveries on Friday. This brings the county’s total to 39,788 cases, 771 deaths and 38,289 recoveries. As of Friday, there are 728 active COVID-19 cases in Potter County.
Randall County reported 20 new COVID-19 cases and 33 COVID-19 recoveries on Friday. The county’s total is 42,266 cases, 534 deaths and 40,970 recoveries. As of Friday, there are 762 active COVID-19 cases in Randall County.
The Hospitalization Rate for the High Plains, Trauma Service Area A, was noted at 2.40% 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: 23;
- 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: 0;
- Confirmed COVID-19 admissions in the past 24 hours: 0;
- Confirmed COVID-19 patients on ventilators: 1;
- Total staffed hospital beds: 960;
- Total staffed inpatient beds: 839;
- Available staffed hospital beds: 179;
- Available staffed adult ICU beds: 4;
- Available staffed pediatric ICU beds: 0;
- Available ventilators: 142.
The Texas DSHS also reported the COVID-19 case numbers and the deaths for other counties throughout the Texas Panhandle:
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