AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The city of Amarillo’s public health department released its most recent COVID-19 report card this week, 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 Dec. 15 COVID-19 Report Card, 42 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19, 12 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 543 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 510 total new cases from Dec. 9 to Dec. 15, resulting in a seven-day new case average of 73 new COVID-19 cases per day as well as a 12% seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate.

Since March 2020, the public health department is reporting that there have been a total of 86,151 COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties. The department also reports that there have been 1,314 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 Hospitalization Rate for the High Plains, Trauma Service Area A, was noted at 3.92% 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: 41;
Adult COVID-19 patients in general beds: 33;
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: 14;
Confirmed COVID-19 patients on ventilators: 2;
Total staffed hospital beds: 1,047;
Total staffed inpatient beds: 932;
Available staffed hospital beds: 222;
Available staffed adult ICU beds: 3;
Available staffed pediatric ICU beds: 0;
Available ventilators: 146.

CountyConfirmed Cases ReportedDeaths
Armstrong44110
Beaver1,1619
Briscoe4298
Carson1,17538
Castro2,19848
Childress2,81335
Cimarron6962
Collingsworth55516
Cottle3349
Curry15,218234
Dallam1,78045
Deaf Smith4,379118
Donley49726
Gray4,398132
Hall99824
Hardeman57421
Hansford73430
Hartley1,0513
Hemphill1,2128
Hutchinson6,028147
Lipscomb59017
Moore4,047115
Ochiltree2,23049
Oldham3406
Parmer1,54654
Potter42,796781
Quay2,54670
Randall46,197543
Roberts1622
Roosevelt6,176110
Sherman37916
Swisher1,36334
Texas6,96439
Union93020
Wheeler1,02225
TOTAL163,9592,845