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Brazos County reports 1 death, 158 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday
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Brazos County reports 1 death, 158 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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Brazos County health officials reported 158 new cases of COVID-19 and one virus-related death among county residents on Tuesday.

A woman in her 40s is the latest Brazos County resident to die from COVID-19, health officials reported Tuesday. To date, 302 Brazos County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to health department figures.

Brazos County health officials said 3,849 cases of the virus reported by health care systems and testing centers were awaiting confirmation Tuesday.

County health officials have confirmed 28,230 cases of COVID-19 in the county since the pandemic began more than a year ago. Of those, 1,620 cases were active on Tuesday.

Officials with the Brazos County Health District said 26,308 cases were considered recovered as of Tuesday; health officials classify all cases older than two weeks as recovered.

Fifty Brazos County residents were hospitalized Tuesday for treatment of symptoms related to the virus, officials said.

The percentage of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the state’s Trauma Service Area N — Brazos County and six surrounding counties — was 26.11% on Monday, the last day for which figures were reported by the state. Other counties in the Brazos Valley region are Burleson, Robertson, Grimes, Madison, Washington and Leon.

There were 147 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county Brazos Valley region on Tuesday, including 14 patients who had been admitted in the past 24 hours, according to the Department of State Health Services. There were no intensive care unit beds available in the region. Of the 563 staffed hospital beds in the region, 33 were available Tuesday, according to state figures.

Across the state, 12,973 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Tuesday.

Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 7.91% on Tuesday.

Health officials said 356,799 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.

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There were 31 new probable COVID-19 cases reported in Brazos County on Tuesday. To date, health officials have reported 4,655 total probable cases.

Brazos Valley

The DSHS reported 2,422 cases in Burleson County on Tuesday, an increase of six from the day before. Of those, 210 were active; 55 Burleson County residents have died since the pandemic began, according to state figures.

Grimes County on Tuesday reported 4,330 cases, 21 more than the number reported Monday, according to the DSHS website. There have been 83 Grimes County residents who have died from the virus, and 309 cases were reported as active Tuesday.

According to the DSHS, Leon County reported 1,682 cases on Tuesday, six more than the day before. Officials said 260 cases were active; 53 deaths have been attributed to the virus in the county.

Madison County reported 2,013 cases on Tuesday. Of those, 117 cases were active and 38 virus-related deaths have been reported, according to DSHS figures.

Milam County reported 1,988 cases on Tuesday, an increase of 67 from the number reported Monday. Of those, 217 cases were active. Sixty-five Milam County residents have died from the virus, according to the state.

In Robertson County, there were 2,233 cases on Tuesday, five more than the number reported the prior day; 201 cases were active. There have been 57 deaths attributed to the virus, state officials reported.

Washington County was reporting 4,306 cases on Tuesday, an increase of 28 from the day before. Of those, 396 were active. State figures show 111 Washington County residents have died after contracting the virus.

Statewide

On Tuesday, 17,373 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 virus-related deaths were reported in Texas.

The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the state was more than 3.2 million, according to state figures.

State officials said 59,197 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Tuesday.

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