Amarillo reports first COVID-19 related death

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The City of Amarillo Public Health Department is now reporting the first death in the Amarillo-area attributed to COVID-19.

There are still five reported cases of COVID-19 on the High Plains.

Officials with Amarillo Public Health Department say the person that died is outside their jurisdiction and requests for additional information should be directed to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The city of Amarillo and the surrounding areas remain in COVID-19 level Orange. This means there are limited confirmed cases of Coronavirus in our area.

The City of Amarillo would like to reiterate that the decisions we make now regarding social distancing and follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

CDC guidelines and fact-based information regarding COVID-19 can be found at www.coronavirus.gov.

The Amarillo-area Coronavirus Status Alert Level remains at Level Orange. For more information on Alert levels, please visit www.amarillopublichealth.org.

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