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The brand new situation average and positivity rate remained about identical to the previous week within the Amarillo area, based on the latest COVID-19 report card, but six new deaths were reported.
The Amarillo Public Health Department’s COVID-19 update notes that 2,419 cases were considered active and reported a rise of 563 new COVID-19 cases over the past week in its weekly COVID-19 report card released Friday.
Based on the report card, the 563 new COVID-19 cases add up to a seven-day, new-situation average of 80, having a seven-day positivity rate of 16%.
Which brings the entire number of instances in Potter and Randall counties to 79,363 and also the final amount of deaths to at least one,296 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, based on the APHD’s site, together with 75,601 total recoveries for that area.
Potter County’s total cases since the beginning of the pandemic rose to 38,431, with 1,232 active, 36,432 recoveries and 767 deaths associated with herpes.
Randall County’s total COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic rose to 40,932, with 1,234 active, 39,169 recoveries and 529 deaths associated with herpes.
Through the Cdc standards, Potter County’s community amounts of COVID-19 were considered medium, or yellow, by Thursday, while Randall County’s community amounts of COVID-19 stayed low, or eco-friendly.
The Amarillo Public Health COVID-19 Hospitalization report, also released weekly each Friday, noted 27 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Six patients were within the ICU, and three patients were on ventilators, all whom were unvaccinated. From the 27 patients hospitalized, 74.1 % were unvaccinated.
The hospitalization rate for Trauma Service Area A, including Potter and Randall counties and the majority of the Texas Panhandle, was 3.6% by Thursday.
Since August of 2021, 81.2% of COVID-19 deaths have involved unvaccinated individuals, based on the report card.
For additional info on COVID-19 and also the vaccine, visit amarilloalerts.com.
The town of Amarillo Public Health Department, now found at 850 Martin Road, offers COVID-19 vaccines for everybody aged 5 and older. Additionally they offer other adult and children’s vaccines to individuals that qualify. To find out more, visit https://world wide web.amarillo.gov/departments/community-services/public-health.
For that complete report of Amarillo Public Health COVID-19 data, visit amarillo.gov/coviddashboard .
Editor’s note: A few of the figures surrounding COVID-19 cases indexed by this story will vary around the weekly report card, versus. the APHD website. Based on the public health department, readers can look into the website for that latest updates and totals.