Jan. 25 Amarillo COVID-19 report: 1,273 new cases

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The Amarillo Public Health Department reported an increase of 1,273 new COVID-19 cases in Monday's COVID-19 report card.

That brings the total number of cases in Potter and Randall counties to 67,050 and the total number of deaths remained at 1,043 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

Of the total, 11,873 cases were reported as active in Monday's report card, a net increase of 1,001 active cases.

There have been 54,134 reported COVID-19 recoveries, an increase of 272 recoveries from Friday.

Amarillo Public Health Department COVID-19 Report Card for Jan. 24, 2022
Amarillo Public Health Department COVID-19 Report Card for Jan. 24, 2022

Trauma Service Area A, which includes Potter and Randall counties as well as the majority of the Texas Panhandle, is recording a 25.98% COVID-19 hospitalization rate as of Friday.

Potter County saw an increase of 561 COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total to 32,539 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total, 5,529 are active, an increase of 409 net active cases from Friday. There have been 26,379 recoveries and 631 deaths related to the virus, according to Monday's report card.

Randall County saw an increase of 712 COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total to 34,511 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total, 6,344 are active, an increase of 592 net active cases from Friday. There have been 27,755 recoveries and 412 deaths related to the virus, according to Monday's report card.

As reported in Monday's COVID-19 update, 524,098 COVID-19 tests have been conducted since the start of the pandemic, with 36 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.

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

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 COVID-19 update: 1,273 new cases; hospitalization at nearly 26%

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