COVID-19 loosens its grip in Sweetwater County

More vaccinations, less infections reported

“We are trending in the right direction,” Sweetwater County Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon said Monday.

While the positivity percentage based on COVID-19 tests done in the last few weeks, at 7.3%, is still nearly double the 4% goal the county’s health department has, there is a lot of good news in the ongoing battle against the novel coronavirus. As of Monday, only one person is in Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s intensive care unit and now more people have been vaccinated than have contracted COVID-19. Variations of the novel coronavirus reported elsewhere have also not been detecte...


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