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Brazos County reports 37 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Brazos County reports 37 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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Brazos County health officials reported 37 new COVID-19 cases among county residents Tuesday as active cases continue to tick up.

With Tuesday’s new cases, the county’s total number of cases recorded since the pandemic began rose to 23,642.

Of those, 220 cases were active Tuesday, an increase of eight from the day before. Officials said 23,168 cases are considered recovered. Health officials classify all cases older than two weeks as recovered.

After World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization assessors walked through a field hospital display set up at Disaster City, Los Angeles-based International Medical Corps earned its Type 1 fixed emergency medical team classification Friday. It is the first non-governmental organization to have a mobile and fixed unit certified for Type 1 emergency medical response through the WHO. The emergency hospital can deploy in 48 hours and be self-sustaining for 14 days. International Medical Corps leaders plan to apply for Type 2 certification in the future, which will allow the team to perform inpatient surgeries.

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

The percentage of patients with COVID-19 in the state’s Trauma Service Area N — Brazos County and six surrounding counties — was 4.11% on Tuesday. Other counties in the region are Burleson, Robertson, Grimes, Madison, Washington and Leon.

There were 19 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county region Tuesday and five intensive care unit beds were available, according to the Department of State Health Services.

Of the 560 staffed hospital beds in the region, 82 were available Tuesday, according to state figures.

Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 8.85% on Tuesday. Health officials said 267,180 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.

There were three new probable COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday. To date, health officials have reported 4,094 total probable cases. Of those, 28 were considered active, and 4,066 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.

Brazos Valley

• The DSHS reported 2,000 cases in Burleson County as of Tuesday. 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 3,396 cases, according to the DSHS website. There have been 72 Grimes County residents who have died from the virus. There were 31 active cases reported Tuesday.

• 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 1,726 cases. Of those, five 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 38 that are active. DSHS officials said 43 county residents have died.

• Washington County reports 3,408 cases. Of those, 56 were active. Ninety-four Washington County residents have died.

Statewide

On Tuesday, 1,043 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 50,690 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, 49 more than Monday.

According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, six new cases were reported Tuesday, bringing the total there to 27,611. Of those, 56 are active cases and 27,095 have recovered. There are 16 people hospitalized, and 460 have died.

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