The Amarillo Public Health Department’s COVID-19 update on Friday noted that 2,003 cases were considered active, with two additional deaths.
The APHD reported an increase of 736 new COVID-19 cases over the past week in its weekly COVID-19 report card released Friday.
According to the report card, the 736 new COVID-19 cases amount to a seven-day, new-case average of 105, with a seven-day positivity rate of 23%.
That brings the total number of cases in Potter and Randall counties to 77,439 and the total number of deaths to 1,281 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, according to the APHD’s site, along with 74,101 total recoveries for the area.
Potter County’s total cases since the start of the pandemic rose to 37,457, with 1,062 active, 35,635 recoveries and 760 deaths related to the virus, according to the APHD website.
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Randall County’s total COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic rose to 39,982, with 993 active, 38,466 recoveries and 523 deaths related to the virus.
By the Centers for Disease Control standards, Potter County’s community levels of COVID-19 were considered high or red, as of Thursday, while Randall County’s community levels of COVID-19 increased to medium or yellow.
The Amarillo Public Health COVID-19 Hospitalization report, also being released weekly each Friday, noted 36 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Five patients were in the ICU, and no patients were on ventilators.
The hospitalization rate for Trauma Service Area A, which includes Potter and Randall counties and the bulk of the Texas Panhandle, was 6.19% as of Friday.
Since August of 2021, 81% of COVID-19 deaths have involved unvaccinated individuals, according to the report card.
For more information on COVID-19 and the vaccine, visit amarilloalerts.com.
The city of Amarillo Public Health Department, now located at 850 Martin Road, offers COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 5 and older. They also offer other adult and children’s vaccines to those that qualify. To learn more, go to https://www.amarillo.gov/departments/community-services/public-health.
For the complete report of all Amarillo Public Health COVID-19 data, visit amarillo.gov/coviddashboard .
Editor’s note: Some of the numbers surrounding COVID-19 cases listed in this story are different on the weekly report card, vs. the APHD website. According to the public health department, readers can check the website for the latest updates and totals.