KDDD News 2-11-21

The arctic air mass looks to push once more to the southwest for today and Friday – lasting through the weekend. The 20’s and low 30’s will be common for Thursday and Friday, while the frigid teens and single digits will be entrenched across the Panhandles on Saturday, and Sunday (Valentine’s Day). On the precipitation front – patchy light blowing snow or flurries might occur on Friday night and Saturday, followed by additional scattered snow showers for Sunday (Valentine’s Day), and Monday.

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Yesterdays first Moore County vaccine clinic, had a tremendous turnout. But even with long lines of cars, the process was very quick. The event is well organized, featuring health care professionals from MCHD, Moore County Emergency Management, the Dumas Police Department, and Moore County Sheriff’s Department. Today and tomorrow, you can get the vaccine at the Moore County Community Building.

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Amarillo continued to see positive news in its fight against COVID-19 Wednesday as the daily report card from city officials show continuing trends of lessening the pandemic’s impact.

The Feb. 10 edition of the report card showed 105 new cases of the disease in the city since the preceding day.
When combined with the 162 new recoveries and two new deaths in that time span, city officials said Amarillo lost 59 active cases Wednesday, continuing a two-month trend of nearly daily losses in the active case total.

The area’s hospitalization rate has seen a rapid decline over the past two months, reaching 8.75% Wednesday.
The new percentage is its lowest point since the State of Texas changed the reporting method for hospitalization rate in the fall of 2020.