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City of Amarillo confirms two more cases of COVID-19


The City of Amarillo received confirmation of two additional cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at 9 p.m., March 19. Both new cases are from outside the Amarillo area, but were tested locally.

New Patient 1 is a Castro County resident in stable condition.

New Patient 2 is an Oldham County resident in critical condition.

Also, the City is providing additional details about the two positive COVID-19 cases confirmed March 18. The first patient is a female in her 50s with international travel. She is in stable condition. The second is a male in his 30s with travel to a ski area in the United States over Spring Break. He is in stable condition. Both are Randall County residents.

All four patients are in isolation. Full contact investigations are being conducted for all cases by Amarillo Department of Public Health for the two Amarillo cases and by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for the two cases outside of Amarillo Department of Public Health jurisdiction.

The City of Amarillo would like to reiterate that the decisions people make now regarding social distancing and following CDC guidelines will directly impact how quickly our region recovers from this virus.

CDC Guidelines 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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