There is some great news to share here in the Texas panhandle today. Amarillo officials have announced the first two confirmed recoveries from COVID-19. While privacy laws don't allow us to share much about these 2 people, we can share that both individuals are Randall County residents. They both had tested positive for COVID-19. Now, they are now symptom-free and have completed the isolation process.

“We want to take each one of these wins and each bit of positive momentum and let the community know that we are fighting this together,” said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. “Our staff has been powering through long hours and emotionally draining days. We are making progress, and we should be filled with hope.”

 

“We don’t have visibility of patient conditions outside of Randall and Potter counties since they are out of our jurisdiction,” said City of Amarillo Public Health Director Casie Stoughton. “We will make every effort to report recoveries as they are confirmed in Potter and Randall counties.

 

While the death toll in the Texas panhandle has stayed low, the amount of positive COVID-19 cases continue to grow. Officials encourage everyone to be "All In Amarillo" and stay at home as much as possible through April 13th. Being out in public only when absolutely necessary will help the area slow the spread and hopefully recover quicker.