State Health Department releases new details on first coronavirus death in Amarillo area

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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The City of Amarillo has reported the first coronavirus death in the area.

According to a news release, this individual case occurred outside the jurisdiction of the Amarillo Public Health Department. The city has declined to provide further information and is referring questions to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

According to the State Health Department, the death was a woman in her 30′s with underlying health conditions. She was a resident of Oldham County.

The City of Amarillo says the decisions made now regarding social distancing and following CDC guidelines will directly impact how quickly our region recovers from this virus.

The Amarillo-area Coronavirus Status Alert Level remains at Level Orange.

The City of Amarillo Department of Public Health received confirmation today (Tuesday, March 24) of the first death in...

Posted by City of Amarillo, Texas on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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