AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – On Friday, Amarillo’s public health department released its latest COVID-19 report card with combined weekly data for Potter and Randall counties, COVID-19 data collected since March 2020 as well as the latest COVID-19 hospitalization information .
According to previous reports from MyHighPlains.com, the Department of Public Health updated its COVID-19 reporting guidelines earlier this year, reflecting the updated COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to the COVID-19 report on April 15, one patient was hospitalized due to COVID-19 from Friday. The figures are reported to the public health department of the BSA Health System, Northwest Texas Healthcare System and Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center. This patient was reported as vaccinated.
Since August 1, 2021, APH said there have been 506 COVID-19 patient deaths across Amarillo, 82% of which were reported as unvaccinated.
Overview of the COVID-19 report
In the report card, the public health department reported that Potter and Randall counties saw a total of 19 new cases from April 8 to April 14, resulting in a seven-day new case averaging three new COVID-19 cases per day as well as 2% seven- day COVID-19 positivity rate. The department also reported nine new COVID-19-related deaths during the same period.
Since March 2020, the Department of Public Health reports that there have been a total of 74,161 COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties. The department also reports that there have been 1,233 COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.
City officials have previously said that Public Health Department officials will continue to update the COVID-19 dashboard on the Amarillo Alerts website daily.
This story will be updated later today with the latest COVID-19 information as well as the CDC Community levels.