Wed. May 27th, 2020

Amarillo confirms first COVID-19 Death

AMARILLO (KSMX)- According to a Facebook post released by the City of Amarillo:

The City of Amarillo Department of Public Health received confirmation today, Tuesday, March 24, of the first death in the Amarillo-area attributed to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

“Since this individual case occurred outside the jurisdiction of the Amarillo Public Health Department, requests for additional information should be directed to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The City of Amarillo would like to reiterate that the decisions we make now regarding social distancing and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines will directly impact how quickly our region recovers from this virus.”