As the COVID-19/Coronavirus case count increases in Sutton County, so does the need to wear face masks.

The total number of positive cases of Coronavirus in Sutton County is 23.

However, there number of active cases of COVID-19 locally is 18, according to the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as of Sunday, July 12.

The state’s COVID-19 dashboard shows 21 total cases reported for Sutton County which is slightly less than the cumulative total reported by local and area health authorities.

To date, local health authorities, LMH Hospital and Sutton County Judge Steve Smith have reported 15 total cases of COVID-19 in Sutton County.
Additionally, the San Angelo Health Department is reporting 8 positive cases of the virus for Sutton County.

That brings the total number of Coronavirus case to 23.

Under Gov. Abbott face covering mandate, counties with fewer than 20 active cases may be exempt from requiring citizens to wear a face covering or face mask while in public.

Sutton County is one of a few Texas counties that are exempt for now. That will change when the number of active COVID-19 cases reaches 20.

However, both Gov. Abbott and County Judge Smith continue to encourage all individuals to wear a face covering while in public to help ensure the protection of themselves as well as others from contracting and spreading the virus.