Sutton County recorded its first death due to coronavirus/COVID-19, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

The death was listed on the DSHS website in an update that was posted late Tuesday, July 28th.

The website continues to list 57 confirmed COVID-19 cases for the county, with 17 being listed as recoveries and 36 active.

No other information is available about the case at this time.

Local and area reporting shows the total number of coronavirus/COVID-19 cases at 65 -just 43 days after the first Sutton County resident tested positive for the virus.

To date, LMH Hospital has reported 43 total cases of the virus. The San Angelo Health Department has reported a total of 22 cases for Sutton County.
Neither has reported any new cases for Sutton since Sunday, July 26.

An emergency order requiring face covering to be worn in public has been issued by Sutton County Judge Steve Smith.

Of the 254 counties in Texas, only four rural counties remain without a reported case of COVID-19. These include Sterling, Loving King and Borden counties.

Meanwhile, neighboring counties such as Schleicher and Crockett continue to see a surge in the number of positive tests for COVID-19. Ozona, in Crockett County, is reporting 135 total cases, 104 active, 29 recovered and 2 fatalities. Eldorado, in Schleicher County, is at 41 total cases, 21 recoveries and 1 death.

Texas reported 394,265 total cases of coronavirus on Tuesday with 244,449 of those being counted as estimated recoveries, according to the DSHS website.

Statewide, 5,877 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported. The statewide number of active cases is at 143,939.