Crockett County has second positive COVID-19 case

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Tom Green County health officials reported Sunday, June 7, a second positive COVID-19 case for Crockett County.

The patient is a Hispanic teenage male who has exposure to known case, according to the Tom Green County Health Department.

On Thursday, June 4, a man described as a Hispanic male in his 40s tested positive the Tom Green County Health Department. The case was reported as community spread.

HIPPA laws prevent health authorities from revealing the name of the individual.

According to the CDC website, community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

The City of San Angelo and Tom Green County Health Department reported on May 29 that 20 tests for Crockett County had come back negative.

The National Guard will be in Sonora Monday, June 8, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to offer free COVID-19 at the hospital wellness center parking lot. They will test anyone wanting a test.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (512) 883-2400 or visit txcovidtest.org.

As of Sunday, June 7, the Texas Department of State Health Services was reporting two positive cases in Reagan County, one in Irion County, Val Verde has 21 cases, Crane County has 27 cases and Tom Green County has 78 cases.

Pecos County has 105 overall cases, with the majority of that coming from testing conducted at the state prison facility in Fort Stockton.

Upton, Schleicher, Sutton and Terrell counties did not report any positive cases as of Thursday.

In Texas, 1,218,955 tests have been administered, with 73,553 returning as positive and 22,839 cases considered active, according to the Texas Department of State Health website's update at 1:15 p.m. Saturday. 

A total of 1,819 deaths in the state are attributed to the coronavirus, and an estimated 48,895 patients are classified as recovered from the virus in Texas.