"Wednesday night after the event we did have one patient who was complaining of respiratory difficulties die here at the hospital," said UMC Spokesman Eric Finley.
UMC tells us Wednesday's dust storm intensified the breathing problems that patient already had.
"Dust storms like that or any kind of particles in the air will affect somebody who already has an underlying health condition," said Finley
"Breathing all that particulate matter certainly can have an affect on your lungs," said Emergency Room Doctor Christopher Piel.
The Salvation Army said two of their church members also died of breathing difficulties from the dust storm.
UMC said it's hard to solely blame the storm as the cause of death for their patient since they already had underlying breathing difficulties.
However they said the millions of particles dispensed throughout the air can certainly make it worse.
"We did see an increase in patients," said Dr. Piel. "A lot of them related to motor vehicle collisions but also any time we have an event like that we do see more respiratory illnesses particularly in patients that have underlying asthma or lung disease."