Brazos County health officials reported 112 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents on Wednesday.
With Wednesday’s new cases, the county’s overall number of cases recorded since the pandemic began rose to 17,940.
Of those, 868 cases were active on Wednesday, a decrease of 13 from the day before. Officials said 16,851 cases are considered recovered.
Twenty-six Brazos County residents were hospitalized Wednesday for treatment of symptoms related to the virus, officials said, which is the same as the day before.
Bryan-College Station hospitals were at 94% capacity and intensive care units at 79% occupancy, according to the Brazos County Health District.
On Wednesday, the COVID-19 hospitalization rate in Trauma Service Area N — which includes Brazos County and six surrounding counties — was 8.01%.
There were 46 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients — three more than the previous day — hospitalized in the seven-county region Wednesday, and one intensive care unit bed was available, according to the Department of State Health Services.
Of the 574 staffed hospital beds in the region, 87 were available Wednesday, according to state figures.
Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 9.41% on Wednesday. Health officials said 190,647 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.
There were two new probable COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday. To date, health officials have reported 3,761 total probable cases. Of those, 137 were considered active, and 3,624 were recovered. A probable COVID-19 case is determined by a positive antigen, or rapid, test. Confirmed COVID-19 cases are determined by a positive PCR test.
Officials said 80% of the new cases reported Wednesday were among people in the 18- to 24-year-old age group.
To date, 221 Brazos County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to health department figures.
• The DSHS reported 1,838 cases in Burleson County as of Wednesday, eight more than the previous day. Of those, 59 are active. Thirty-seven people have died from the illness in the county, according to state figures.
• Grimes County is now reporting 3,149 cases, according to the DSHS website, an increase of two. At least 556 of those cases are connected to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. There have been 64 Grimes County residents who have died from the virus, at least 21 of whom were connected to the TDCJ. There are 85 active cases.
• According to the DSHS, Leon County reported 1,221 cases, two more than the previous day. Officials said 37 cases are active. Forty people have died.
• Madison County is reporting 1,664 cases, an increase of two, with 48 of those remaining active, according to DSHS figures. At least 539 of the cases reported in the county are connected to the TDCJ. Twenty-seven Madison County residents have died from the illness since the pandemic began.
• Milam County reports 1,354 cases, with 28 of those active, DSHS reported. Forty-two county residents have died.
• In Robertson County, there are 1,622 cases — two more than the previous day — with 42 that are active. DSHS officials said 38 county residents have died.
• Washington County reports 3,066 cases, an increase of one. Of those, 101 were active. Eighty-four Washington County residents have died.
On Wednesday, 3,104 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Texas.
There have been more than 2.33 million COVID-19 cases reported in the state.
State officials said 44,875 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, 225 more than Tuesday.
According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, 27 new cases were reported Wednesday, bringing the total there to 25,455. Of those, 213 are active cases and 25,455 have recovered. There are 40 people hospitalized and 437 have died.