For the first time since June 12th of last year, there are no active COVID-19 cases in Schleicher County, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services on Wednesday, April 7th.

There have been no new cases reported here for past three weeks. The San Angelo Health Department reports positive tests daily on its website.

Meanwhile, Schleicher County Medical Center reports its numbers weekly. It was there that the most recent positive test was reported on March 5th.

The last known positive test was reported at the Schleicher County Family Clinic on Friday, March 5th. Prior to that, the most recent case tested positive in San Angelo on February 22nd.

Statewide, the number of coronavirus cases continues to decline, well after Governor Abbott ended the state’s mask mandate and allowed businesses like bars and restaurants to reopen at full capacity.

The decline has prompted some healthcare professionals to speculate about immunity obtained by a growing number of fully recovered COVID-19 cases. Combined with those cases, the rising number of fully vaccinated individuals may be contributing to some level of “herd immunity.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday that 1,255 doses of vaccine had been administered in Schleicher County. Of that number, 739 people have received at least one dose while 549 are fully vaccinated.