From Staff Reports | Amarillo Globe-News
The Amarillo Public Health Department (APHD) reported an increase of 25 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths over the past week in its weekly COVID-19 report card released Friday.
The city of Amarillo Public Health Department will reopen Monday at its new location at 850 Martin Road and will begin scheduling appointments again at 8 a.m.
The 25 new COVID-19 active cases amount to a seven-day, new-case average of four, with a seven-day positivity rate of 3%, according to the report card.
That brings the total number of cases in Potter and Randall counties to 74,316 and the total number of deaths to 1,270 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
A total of 117 cases were considered active.
According to the APHD site, there have been 72,939 total recoveries for the area.
Potter County’s total cases since the start of the pandemic rose to 35,887 with, 65 active, 35,069 recoveries and 753 deaths related to the virus, according to the APHD website.
Randall County’s total COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic rose to 38,433, with 46 active, 37,870 recoveries and 517 deaths related to the virus.
By the Centers for Disease Control standards, both Randall and Potter counties’ community levels of COVID-19 were considered Low, or Green, as of Thursday.
The Amarillo Public Health COVID-19 Hospitalization report, also being released each Friday, noted two COVID-19 patients hospitalized, with one not vaccinated. One patient was in the ICU, and none were on ventilators.
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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.