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Jan. 18 COVID-19 report card: 1,886 new cases put active total near 8,500; 3 new deaths

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The Amarillo Public Health Department reported an increase of 1,886 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths in Tuesday's COVID-19 report card.

That brings the total number of cases in Potter and Randall counties to 62,927 and the total number of deaths to 1,038 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

There was no report issued on Monday due to the Martin Luther King. Jr. holiday.

Of the total, 8,466 cases were reported as active in Tuesday's report card, a net increase of 1,496 active cases.

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Tuesday's COVID-19 report card, issued weekdays by the Amarillo Public Health Department.
Tuesday's COVID-19 report card, issued weekdays by the Amarillo Public Health Department.

There have been 53,423 reported COVID-19 recoveries, an increase of 387 recoveries from Friday.

Trauma Service Area A, which includes Potter and Randall counties as well as the majority of the Texas Panhandle, is recording a 23.67% COVID-19 hospitalization rate as of Tuesday's report card. However, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported on its website that the rate for the Trauma Service Area was 24.14% as of Tuesday afternoon.

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Potter County saw an increase of 924 COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total to 30,683 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total, 4,019 are active, an increase of 746 net active cases since Friday. There have been 26,038 recoveries and 626 deaths related to the virus, according to Tuesday's report card.

Randall County saw an increase of 962 COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total to 32,244 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total, 4,447 are active, an increase of 750 net active cases since Friday. There have been 27,385 recoveries and 412 deaths related to the virus, according to Tuesday's report card.

As reported in Tuesday's COVID-19 update, 510,927 COVID-19 tests have been conducted since the start of the pandemic, with no 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: Jan 18 2022 Amarillo COVID report 1,886 new cases 3 new deaths