The Amarillo Public Health Department reported an increase of 488 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths in Wednesday's COVID-19 report card.
That brings the total number of cases in Potter and Randall counties to 68,862 and the total number of deaths at 1,052 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
Of the total, 13,349 cases were reported as active in Wednesday's report card, a net increase of 267 active cases.
There have been 54,461 reported COVID-19 recoveries, an increase of 212 recoveries from Tuesday.
Trauma Service Area A, which includes Potter and Randall counties as well as the majority of the Texas Panhandle, is recording a 27.08% COVID-19 hospitalization rate as of Tuesday.
Potter County saw an increase of 229 COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total to 33,369 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total, 6,203 are active, an increase of 119 net active cases from Tuesday. There have been 26,529 recoveries and 637 deaths related to the virus, according to Wednesday's report card.
Randall County saw an increase of 259 COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total to 35,493 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total, 7,146 are active, an increase of 148 net active cases from Tuesday. There have been 27,932 recoveries and 415 deaths related to the virus, according to Wednesday's report card.
As reported in Wednesday's COVID-19 update, 531,471 COVID-19 tests have been conducted since the start of the pandemic, with 39 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
This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo Jan. 26 COVID-19 report 9 deaths, hospital rate 27 percent