21 COVID-19 cases reported in San Angelo, officials say

Medical staff of a mobile unit collects samples to test for Covid-19 from people at a drive-through position at the Santa Maria della Pieta' hospital complex, in Rome, Friday, April 3, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) . (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

SAN ANTONIOUpdate (12:45 p.m., Monday, April 6):

The city of San Angelo is reporting one additional case of the novel coronavirus.

City officials said there are 21 positive cases in the city as of 2 p.m. Sunday, an increase of one from Saturday’s tally.

A total of 633 tests have been administered. Of those tests, 430 returned with negative results and 182 are pending, the city announced on Facebook.

Update (10 p.m., Saturday, April 4):

City officials confirm there are now 20 positive COVID-19 cases in San Angelo, as of Saturday.

A total of 624 tests have been administered, with 374 residents testing negative and 20 testing positive.

The three latest COVID-19 cases in the city are females in their 40s, according to officials.

None of the new cases are community spread.

Original (3 p.m. Sunday, March 29):

The city of San Angelo is reporting five positive cases of the novel coronavirus as officials are still awaiting the results of 184 tests.

City officials said Sunday that two new cases are a young boy and a man in his 30s. They are related to a woman in her 30s who previously tested positive for the virus.

The family is currently in isolation. The woman is believed to have contracted the virus by community spread, officials announced Friday.

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The first two cases in Tom Green County were men in their 70s and 20s, officials said last week.

A total of 327 tests were administered in San Angelo and 138 came back negative, officials said in a Facebook post. The rest of the tests are pending.

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COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.


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