Brazos County health officials reported 17 new COVID-19 cases among county residents on Thursday.
With Thursday’s new cases, the county’s overall number of cases recorded since the pandemic began rose to 23,679.
Of those, 221 cases were active Thursday, an increase of three from the day before. Officials said 23,204 cases are considered recovered. Health department officials consider all cases older than two weeks to be recovered.
Sixteen Brazos County residents were hospitalized Thursday for treatment of symptoms related to the virus, officials said, which is four more than the day before.
The percentage of hospitalized patients in the state’s Trauma Service Area N with COVID-19 on Thursday was 4.98%. Other counties in that region are Burleson, Robertson, Grimes, Madison, Washington and Leon counties.
There were 30 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county region Thursday and 10 intensive care unit beds were available, according to the Department of State Health Services.
Of the 603 staffed hospital beds in the region, 99 were available Thursday, according to state figures.
Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 8.84% on Thursday. Health officials said 267,857 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.
There were no new probable COVID-19 cases reported Thursday. To date, health officials have reported 4,094 total probable cases. Of those, 19 were considered active, and 4,075 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.
To date, 254 Brazos County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to health department figures.
• The DSHS reported 2,002 cases in Burleson County as of Thursday, one more than the previous day. Of those, 21 are active. Forty-eight people have died from the illness in the county, according to state figures.
• Grimes County is now reporting 3,393 cases, according to the DSHS website. There have been 72 Grimes County residents who have died from the virus. There were 27 active cases reported Thursday.
• According to the DSHS, Leon County reported 1,281 cases. Officials said three cases are active. Forty-three people have died.
• Madison County is reporting 1,729 cases. Of those, eight remain active, according to DSHS figures. Thirty county residents have died from the illness since the pandemic began.
• Milam County reports 1,460 cases, with seven of those active, DSHS reported. Forty-nine county residents have died.
• In Robertson County, there are 1,766 cases — an increase of three — with 36 that are active. DSHS officials said 43 county residents have died.
• Washington County reports 3,421 cases, 10 more than the previous day. Of those, 67 were active. Ninety-four Washington County residents have died.
On Thursday, 1,418 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Texas.
There have been more than 2.52 million COVID-19 cases reported in the state.
State officials said 50,767 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Thursday, 34 more than Wednesday.
According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, 15 new cases were reported Thursday, bringing the total there to 27,632. Of those, 61 are active cases and 27,111 have recovered. There are 15 people hospitalized, and 460 have died.