Amarillo Public Health reports increase in hospitalizations in weekly report


AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The City of Amarillo released its 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 the Amarillo VA Healthcare System – the City of Amarillo reported 239 deaths from COVID-19 since Aug. 1.

According to the data, 139 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in the Amarillo area. Out of the total currently hospitalized, 79.9% of the patients are unvaccinated.

Out of the total hospitalized for COVID-19, 56 COVID-19 patients were reported to be in local intensive care units (ICU), 91.1% of whom are not vaccinated. Out of the total, 37 COVID-19 patients are reported to be on ventilators, 91.9% of whom are not vaccinated.

Out of the 239 reported COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of August, hospitals stated in the data that 86.2% were not vaccinated.

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

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