Amarillo Public Health releases weekly COVID-19 hospitalization report

Coronavirus

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The City of Amarillo released its recently-begun weekly report on COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths, and vaccination rates Friday morning.

Using data from three major local hospitals – the BSA Health System, Northwest Texas Healthcare System, and Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center – the City of Amarillo reported 160 deaths from COVID-19 since Aug. 1. This report is expected to be published every Friday.

According to the data, 100 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in the Amarillo area, 73% of whom are unvaccinated. Out of the total, 47 COVID-19 patients were reported to be in local intensive care units, 80.9% of whom are not vaccinated. Out of the total, 29 COVID-19 patients that are reported to be on ventilators, 79.3% are not vaccinated.

Out of the 160 reported COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of August, hospitals said that 86.9% were not vaccinated.

Other incoming updates for Friday afternoon are expected to include the daily COVID-19 report card. MyHighPlains.com will also update on COVID-19 numbers in local school districts.

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