APH reports 734 new COVID-19 cases in the Amarillo area

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Public Health Department is reporting 734 new COVID-19 cases in the Amarillo area.

According to APH, Potter County has 618 new cases, bringing its total to 2,080. APH said Randall County has 116 new cases, bringing its total to 593.

40 new recoveries were reported, 37 in Potter County and three in Randall County.

The City of Amarillo said the increase in the number of positive cases is due to an increase in testing volume for COVID-19 recently conducted by the State of Texas.

“We have seen over the past few days a significant increase in testing due to a partnership between the state of Texas, the city and our local Tyson plant,” said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. “We are grateful for the additional testing resources from the state and the cooperation from Tyson and its employees. We are aware that additional testing will increase Amarillo’s positive numbers – this was expected. What additional testing provides is information needed to help slow the transmission of this illness in our community. This information is vital as we continue to move forward in responding to this illness.”

(This table reflects the cases on the High Plains as of 4:18 p.m. on September 28, 2020.)

CountyConfirmed Cases ReportedDeathsRecovery
Armstrong13111
Beaver5748
Briscoe12111
Carson2317
Castro2575232
Childress6960
Cimarron2522
Collingsworth1817
Cottle25324
Curry7906432
Dallam2605226
Deaf Smith1,05921952
Donley64156
Gray3167275
Hall28117
Hardeman2524
Hansford1144102
Hartley1434123
Hemphill7368
Hutchinson2115156
Lipscomb3228
Moore1,174221,110
Ochiltree1375108
Oldham17115
Parmer4337392
Potter4,881664,156
Quay74246
Randall2,918422,318
Roberts99
Roosevelt2824143
Sherman6356
Swisher109396
Texas1,52091,362
Union31214
Wheeler4843
TOTAL15,31022712,769
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