New Covid Subvariant

A new covid variant has been spotted by the Amarillo Health Department.

The Center for Disease Control and the Amarillo Health Department has determined about ten percent of the Covid cases reported last week are determined to be from the Arcturus subvariant.

The weekly Amarillo Covid report for April 27 to May 3, showed 59 new cases in Potter and Randall counties and they’re warning to be on the watch out for watery, itchy or red eyes and not seasonal allergies.

The Amarillo Public Health Department encourages the community to stay up-to-date on vaccinations, especially while they are still free and easily available.

Free vaccines and boosters are available Monday through Thursday at the Amarillo Public Health Department and Amarillo Public Health mobile clinics.

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