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Brazos County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

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Brazos County health officials reported 20 new COVID-19 cases among county residents on Wednesday.

With the new cases, the county’s total number of cases recorded since the pandemic began rose to 23,662.

Of those, 218 cases were active Wednesday, two fewer than the day before. Officials said 23,190 cases are considered recovered. Health officials classify all cases older than two weeks as recovered.

Cyclists with Texas 4000 out of Austin stopped in Bryan and College Station Monday night. Over the course of 70 days, the cyclists, who are all current students or recent graduates of the University of Texas at Austin, will pedal more than 4,000 miles. The cyclists who traveled through the Brazos Valley are on a new Smoky Mountains route, which was added to the Sierra, Rockies and Ozarks routes this year. The cyclists typically would travel from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, but with the Canadian border still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 4,000 miles will be done entirely in the contiguous United States. The Smoky Mountains route began in Austin Saturday and will travel through the Midwest to Michigan and then down the East Coast before ending in Austin in August. The program serves to raise awareness for cancer screenings and prevention and raise money for cancer research and support services.

Twelve Brazos County residents were hospitalized Wednesday for treatment of symptoms related to the virus, officials said, which is the same as the day before.

The percentage of patients with COVID-19 in the state’s Trauma Service Area N — Brazos County and six surrounding counties — was 4.48% on Wednesday. Other counties in the region are Burleson, Robertson, Grimes, Madison, Washington and Leon counties.

There were 19 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county region Wednesday — the same number as the previous day — and 13 intensive care unit beds were available, according to the Department of State Health Services.

Of the 580 staffed hospital beds in the region, 91 were available Wednesday, according to state figures.

Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 8.85% on Wednesday. Health officials said 267,328 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 Wednesday. To date, health officials have reported 4,094 total probable cases. Of those, 26 were considered active, and 4,068 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.

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• The DSHS reported 2,001 cases in Burleson County as of Wednesday. Of those, 19 are active. Forty-eight people have died from the illness in the county, according to state figures.

• Grimes County is now reporting 3,394 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 Wednesday.

• According to the DSHS, Leon County reported 1,281 cases. Officials said four cases are active. Forty-three people have died.

• Madison County is reporting 1,730 cases. Of those, seven 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 1,763 cases with 35 that are active. DSHS officials said 43 county residents have died.

• Washington County reports 3,411 cases. Of those, 569 were active. Ninety-four Washington County residents have died.

Statewide

On Wednesday, 1,277 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Texas.

There have been more than 2.53 million COVID-19 cases reported in the state.

State officials said 50,733 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, 43 more than Tuesday.

According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, six new cases were reported Wednesday, bringing the total there to 27,617. Of those, 52 are active cases and 27,105 have recovered. There are 12 people hospitalized, and 460 have died.

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