Amarillo COVID-19 report: 1,093 new cases, 4 more deaths

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The Amarillo Public Health Department reported an increase of 1,093 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths in Wednesday's COVID-19 report card.

That brings the total number of cases in Potter and Randall counties to 64,020 and the total number of deaths to 1,042 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

Of the total, 9,396 cases were reported as active in Wednesday's report card, a net increase of 930 active cases.

There have been 53,582 reported COVID-19 recoveries, an increase of 159 recoveries from Tuesday.

Amarillo Public Health Department COVID-19 Report Card for Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.
Amarillo Public Health Department COVID-19 Report Card for Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.

Trauma Service Area A, which includes Potter and Randall counties as well as the majority of the Texas Panhandle, is recording a 24.14% COVID-19 hospitalization rate as of Tuesday.

Potter County saw an increase of 548 COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total to 31,231 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total, 4,507 are active, an increase of 488 net active cases from Tuesday. There have been 26,094 recoveries and 630 deaths related to the virus, according to Wednesday's report card.

Randall County saw an increase of 545 COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total to 32,789 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total, 4,889 are active, an increase of 442 net active cases from Tuesday. There have been 27,488 recoveries and 412 deaths related to the virus, according to Wednesday's report card.

As reported in Wednesday's COVID-19 update, 514,080 COVID-19 tests have been conducted since the start of the pandemic, with 47 tests pending.

Where to get the COVID-19 vaccine, booster

The Amarillo Health Department is administering boosters for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

The city offers the Moderna vaccine for individuals 18 and older, as well as doses of the Pfizer vaccine for those between the ages of 5 and 17.

Immunizations are available at Amarillo Public Health, 850 Martin Road, during the following hours:

• Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on COVID-19 and the vaccine, visit amarilloalerts.com

The Amarillo Public Health Department has received a shipment of the monoclonal antibody infusion medication Sotrovimab, the city announced Friday.

The department has begun scheduling patients for treatment beginning with those who are already on the referral list and moving on to new patients as monoclonal antibody supplies last.

As previously reported, the department gave out all doses of the COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies allocated after treating more than 5,000 patients at the Amarillo Regional Infusion Center, 808 S. Johnson. Treatments at the clinic resumed with the next shipment of the COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Find the latest information regarding the COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies via city of Amarillo social media or local media outlets.

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo area COVID-19 report: 1,093 new cases, 4 more deaths

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