Weekly COVID-19 update notes 1,268 active cases, 10 hospitalized – Amarillo Globe

The Amarillo Public Health Department’s COVID-19 update notes that 1,268 cases were considered active, with an increase of 220 new COVID-19 cases, in its weekly COVID-19 report card released late Friday.

According to the report card, the 220 new COVID-19 cases amount to a seven-day, new-case average of 31, with a seven-day positivity rate of 7%. 

That brings the total number of cases in Potter and Randall counties to 82,238 and the total number of deaths to 1,305 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. According to the APHD’s site, a total 79,749 recoveries have been reported for the area. 

Potter County’s total cases since the start of the pandemic rose to 39,886, with 587 active, 38,528 recoveries and 771 deaths related to the virus.

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 the new COVID bivalent booster and COVID-19 vaccines for everyone aged 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.