One person in Sonora has been tested for COVID-19/Coronavirus and that test has returned negative, according to Lillian M. Hudspeth Hospital administrator Andy Kolb who confirmed the negative test result on Tuesday, March 24.

Meanwhile, the City of San Angelo Health Department confirmed one positive case of COVID-19/Coronavirus in a press release on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. It is of concern here because San Angelo is within the 100 mile radius zone of Sutton County.

A news release on the City’s website identified the individual as a man in his 70s who had traveled. The release did not indicate where the man had traveled.

“We have known that COVID-19 was coming to the Concho Valley,” Dr. James Vretis, local health authority, said. “We have been preparing for several weeks for the arrival. I ask members of our community to remember that it is the simple things done correctly that will save lives. Wash your hands, cover your cough and stay away from sick people. Don’t go to work if you’re sick. The simple things you were taught as a child will help us through this disease.”

As of Monday, March 23, San Angelo reported there have been 144 people tested for Coronavirus and 41 were returned as negative.

Tom Green County is now one of the 254 Texas counties reporting a positive case of COVID-19.

As of Tuesday, March 24, Texas has reported a total 352 case, 8 deaths and 10,055 people tested for Coronavirus.

There has not been any reported or confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Sutton County.