Second Positive Case of COVID-19 in Sweetwater

Staff Writer

The Sweetwater Nolan County Health Department was notified on Wednesday afternoon that a patient who is a Sweetwater resident and is currently in an Abilene hospital, had tested positive for Covid-19. The patient is a 40 year old male. This makes the second positive case for Sweetwater. Contact tracing is being performed by health department staff and those that had close contact with the patient have been asked to isolate at home, monitor their health and seek medical attention immediately if they develop symptoms. In a telephone interview with the patient, he states he has not traveled outside of Sweetwater and in the days prior to becoming ill, had not visited grocery stores or restaurants. This case will reflect on today’s case count on our website and Facebook page.