The Amarillo Public Health Department has confirmed that the first COVID-19 related death in the Amarillo area. The health department says that this case is outside of their jurisdiction and directed questions go through the Texas Department of State Health Services. It is unclear at this time if this morning's death is related to the 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19 that have previously been reported in the Amarillo region. No information about the deceased or their location in the panhandle has been released.

As of now, Amarillo's Coronavirus Status Alert Level remains at Orange Level. The scale can fluctuate based on the severity of the outbreak in the area. Orange Level means that there are "limited confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Amarillo area."

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