SAN ANGELO, TX — "San Angelo let its guard down," County Judge Steve Floyd said. He attributed the daily increasing COVID-19 infection rate in San Angelo to recreational activities like the bars. We have heard Gov. Greg Abbott provide the same suggestion. Whatever the reason, the coronavirus has swept through Texas. In Texas, 125,921 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and there are 50,774 active cases as of June 24. But how is San Angelo weathering the storm?
As first reported on San Angelo LIVE!, on Mar. 5, the question was asked to the City of San Angelo's Director of the Health Department Sandra Villarreal was if San Angelo was ready for the coroanavirus.
Less than a month later the first patient of COVID-19 in San Angelo was reported. That case was a man in his 70s. He was said to have traveled internationally prior to contracting COVID-19. The following day, a second San Angeloan contracted the virus. He is a 20-year-old male. Thereafter the county issued a emergency declaration that mirrored the State of Texas restrictions, closing bars, dine-in at restaurants, and our public parks.
Now Tom Green County has 272 positive cases of Coronavirus with two deaths. There are 100,215 people who live in San Angelo.
The good news is testing was ramped up considerably since April revealing more details about how this virus spreads. Gov. Abbott said our health care infrastructure is better prepared to handle COVID-19 treatments than it was in March when the state locked down. The 125,921 Texans that have contracted the COVID-19 since March is about 0.4 percent of the 29 million people who live in the Lone Star State.
The original question was "Is San Angelo Prepared for the Coronavirus?" In this video Tom Green County Judge Steve Floyd and Director of the Health Department Sandra Villarreal offer and update. Judge Floyd warned that more restrictions are coming.
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