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Brazos County reports 4 deaths, 17 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday
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Brazos County reports 4 deaths, 17 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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Brazos County daily COVID-19 cases

Brazos County health officials reported four COVID-related deaths and 17 new cases of the virus among county residents on Tuesday.

The latest Brazos County residents to die after contracting COVID-19 were a man in his 40s, a man in his 60s, a woman in her 60s and a man in his 90s, health officials said. All four were hospitalized, officials said.

Nine deaths have occurred in October, health officials said. To date, 354 Brazos County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to health department figures.

The number of active cases in Brazos County continued to fall, dropping to 305. County health officials said 410 cases of the virus reported by health care systems and testing centers were awaiting confirmation Tuesday.

A Texas A&M University website said the number of active, self-reported cases of the virus among students, faculty members and staff was at 57 as of Saturday, the last date for which figures were posted. The latest figures were down from a high of 1,635 cases reported on campus Sept. 10.

Brazos County officials have confirmed 32,945 cases of COVID-19 in the county since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

Officials with the Brazos County Health District said 32,286 cases were considered recovered as of Tuesday; health officials classify all cases older than two weeks as recovered.

Seven Brazos County residents were hospitalized Monday 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 5.03% on Monday, the last date for which figures were reported. Other counties in the Brazos Valley region are Burleson, Robertson, Grimes, Madison, Washington and Leon.

There were 29 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county Brazos Valley region Tuesday, including nine patients who had been admitted in the past 24 hours, according to the Department of State Health Services. Ten COVID-19 patients were on ventilators in the region, and there were three intensive care unit beds available in the region. Of the 577 staffed hospital beds in the region, 78 were available Tuesday, according to state figures.

Across the state, 4,077 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Tuesday.

Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 8.24% on Tuesday.

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Health officials said 399,954 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.

There were 11 new probable COVID-19 cases reported in Brazos County on Tuesday. To date, health officials have reported 5,608 total probable cases.

Brazos Valley

The DSHS reported 2,621 cases in Burleson County on Tuesday. Of those, 82 were active; 59 Burleson County residents have died since the pandemic began, according to state figures.

Grimes County on Tuesday reported 4,609 cases, according to the DSHS website. There have been 105 Grimes County residents who have died from the virus, and 75 cases were reported as active Tuesday.

According to the DSHS, Leon County reported 1,832 cases on Tuesday. Officials said 38 cases were active; 65 deaths have been attributed to the virus in the county.

Madison County reported 2,123 cases on Tuesday. Of those, 53 cases were active and 43 virus-related deaths have been reported, according to DSHS figures.

Milam County reported 2,100 cases on Tuesday. Of those, 22 cases were active. Eighty-three Milam County residents have died from the virus, according to the state.

In Robertson County, there were 2,369 cases on Tuesday; 37 cases were active. There have been 63 deaths attributed to the virus, state officials reported.

Washington County was reporting 4,701 cases on Tuesday. Of those, 113 were active. State figures show 128 Washington County residents have died after contracting the virus.

Statewide

On Tuesday, 4,308 new cases of COVID-19 and 178 virus-related deaths were reported in Texas.

The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the state was nearly 3.5 million, according to state figures.

State officials said 69,267 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Tuesday.

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