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Brazos County reports 64 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Brazos County reports 64 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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Brazos County health officials reported 64 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday.

The county now has 5,807 total cases. Of those, health officials said, 1,035 were considered active Tuesday, an increase of 11 from Monday’s total. Health officials said 4,714 people had recovered from the illness caused by the novel coronavirus as of Tuesday, an increase of 53.

Officials with the Brazos County Health District said 84% of the new cases reported Tuesday were people between the ages of 18 and 24.

According to the health district, 56,917 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers, which is 1,287 more than Monday’s total.

There were nine new probable COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday. To date, health officials have reported 557 total probable cases. Of those, 132 were considered active and 425 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.

Brazos County’s total positivity rate — the percentage of positive cases to viral tests — was 10.21% on Tuesday.

Health officials said Tuesday that Brazos County’s total hospital bed occupancy was at 64%, and intensive care units were at 55% capacity. Those numbers include all patients, not just those with COVID-19.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there were 181 hospital beds available in the Brazos Valley Trauma Region as of Tuesday afternoon. In the area — which includes Brazos, Washington, Leon, Madison, Grimes and Burleson counties — there were 11 ICU beds available. Officials said the region had 61 ventilators available, with 11 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized, which is the same number reported Monday.

To date, 58 Brazos County residents have died after being treated for COVID-19. No new deaths have been reported since Thursday.

Five free mobile COVID-19 testing sites — three in College Station and two in Bryan — will be set up in Brazos County this month.

Testing is available for anyone over age 5. No appointments are needed. Walk-up or drive-up testing is available. Patients do not have to have symptoms or be Brazos County residents to be tested. Patients are asked to bring a picture ID, driver’s license or other form of identification when being tested.

The testing sites:

• Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in College Station, from noon to 8 p.m. through Friday.

• Lincoln Recreation Center in College Station from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Bryan from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Sept. 25.

• Henderson Park in Bryan from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27.

• Brazos Fellowship in College Station from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 1.

For more information, visit the Brazos County Emergency Operations Center website at

Brazos Valley

• Burleson County reports 317 cases, 37 of which are active. Six have died.

• Grimes County is reporting 1,057 cases, according to the DSHS. At least 549 of those cases are connected to the TDCJ. There have been 31 who have died in Grimes County, at least 21 of whom are connected to the TDCJ. There are 86 active cases, state health officials said.

• According to the DSHS, Leon County has 221 cases, 40 of those active. Five people have died, officials said.

• Madison County reports 717 cases, the DSHS said. At least 539 of those are connected to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. There are 26 active cases, while five have died.

• The DSHS reported 463 cases in Milam County on Tuesday. Five have died in the county. State officials said there are 13 active cases.

• In Robertson County, there are 281 cases with 35 that are active. DSHS officials said four have died.

• Washington County reported 613 cases, with 56 of those active. Forty-seven have died.


The DSHS announced Monday that they are changing the way they calculate the state’s positivity rate, taking into account the date the test was administered. The move is a more accurate way to measure the extent of infection, officials said. On Tuesday, 4,816 new cases were reported.

There have been 668,746 COVID-19 cases reported in the state since the beginning of the pandemic. As of Tuesday, there were 3,311 people in the hospital for coronavirus statewide. Those patients occupy 6% of hospital beds.

State officials said 14,343 Texans have died as of Tuesday, 132 more than Monday. Harris County has the most cases of any county in Texas, with 117,568 cases. Officials said 2,440 have died there.

According to Waco-McLennan County Public Health officials, 43 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday. There are now 7,231 total cases. There are now 488 active cases and 6,652 recovered cases. Officials said 39 people are hospitalized, and 32 of those cases are McLennan County residents. There have been 91 who have died.

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