Brazos County health officials reported 80 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
The county now has 3,200 total cases. Of the total cases, 1,071 are considered active, which is 45 fewer than Tuesday’s total; 2,093 people have recovered, which is 125 more than Tuesday’s total.
Health officials said Wednesday that 24,953 tests for COVID-19 have been administered by Brazos County health care providers, which is 251 more than Tuesday’s total.
According to state data, there are 14.23 cases per 1,000 residents in Brazos County. In Harris County, the rate is 10.65 cases per 1,000 people. It is 13.88 per 1,000 in Dallas County.
There were 31 Brazos County residents hospitalized Wednesday, which is one more than Tuesday’s total. Three people were discharged from the hospital. Health officials said Wednesday that Brazos County’s total hospital bed occupancy is at 76%, and the ICU bed capacity is at 86%.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, in the Brazos Valley trauma service region, there were 128 available hospital beds and one available ICU bed as of 4 p.m. Wednesday. There were 38 ventilators available, and 70 total COVID-19 patients in the hospital.
To date, 36 Brazos County residents have died after being treated for COVID-19.
One person has died in Milam County, bringing the total there to two deaths from COVID-19. According to county officials, there are 191 positive cases there, an increase of four since Tuesday. Four people are hospitalized and 136 have recovered.
According to a social media post by Milam County Sheriff Chris White, an inmate assigned to kitchen duties at the county jail developed a fever earlier in the week and was immediately quarantined. The inmate was tested for coronavirus at a Temple-area hospital and the result was positive. The inmate continues to experience mild symptoms, the post stated.
In addition, over the weekend, three staffers at the jail and a patrol deputy tested positive.
He said jail staff are continuing to clean and sanitize the jail daily and perform regular symptom checks. Mask use within the jail is mandatory.
Madison County reported 19 additional cases, bringing the total there to 158, the DSHS reported. Twenty have recovered there. In Burleson County, there are 156 cases, an increase of two since Tuesday. According to the DSHS, 21 have recovered there.
The DSHS reports Leon County has 104 cases, an increase of six cases. Seven have recovered there. Robertson County officials report 191 cases, with 20 recoveries.
In Grimes County, the DSHS said there are 691 cases there, with at least 494 connected to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. There have been 444 who have recovered there and 17 deaths, 15 of which are connected to the TDCJ.
Washington County officials are now reporting 373 cases, an increase of eight since Tuesday. Of those, 181 have recovered, and one person is hospitalized. There have been 33 people who have died in Washington County.
Texas set two records on Wednesday, state officials said. There were 10,791 new cases reported, bringing the total to 282,365, and 110 new deaths. There have been 3,432 Texans who have died of coronavirus, the DSHS said.
There were 43,519 viral tests reported Tuesday, making the positivity rate — the percentage of positive cases to viral tests conducted over seven days — stand at 16.8%.
Harris County has the most cases, with 49,027. There have been 473 who have died there.
The Waco-McLennan County Public Health Department reported 85 new cases on Wednesday. There are 3,005 cases, with 1,238 active cases and 1,748 who have recovered. Nineteen people have died in McLennan County. Health officials said there are 71 hospitalized, 56 of which are McLennan County residents.