AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — We are seeing a slight and gradual decline of COVID-9 patients in our local hospitals.
21 people are at Northwest Texas Hospital battling the virus. Six of those are in the ICU, and four of the six are on a ventilator.
At BSA, they have got 23 patients with COVID-19. 12 of those are in the ICU.
There are six people at the VA hospital and 24 people at home with the virus.
During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Amarillo Public Health Authority, Dr. Scott Milton, discussed the process of vaccine development.
Dr. Milton said there are essentially three phases in a vaccine trial. Each phase expands the number of people given the experimental vaccine.
At each phase, researchers monitor for efficacy and safety.
(This table reflects the cases on the High Plains as of 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2021.)
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