Brazos County health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases among county residents on Monday. It was the fewest number of new cases reported in the county in a single day since July 1.
The number of active cases in Brazos County continued to fall, dropping to 314 over the weekend. County health officials said 410 cases of the virus reported by health care systems and testing centers were awaiting confirmation Monday.
Brazos County officials have confirmed 32,928 cases of COVID-19 in the county since the pandemic began more than a year ago.
A Texas A&M University website said the number of active, self-reported cases of the virus among students, faculty members and staff had fallen to 56 as of Friday, 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.
Officials with the Brazos County Health District said 32,264 cases were considered recovered as of Monday; health officials classify all cases older than two weeks as recovered.
Eight 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 3.73% on Sunday, 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 21 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county Brazos Valley region Monday, including one patient who had been admitted in the past 24 hours, according to the Department of State Health Services. Nine COVID-19 patients were on ventilators in the region, and there were no intensive care unit beds available in the region. Of the 563 staffed hospital beds in the region, 89 were available Monday, according to state figures.
Across the state, 4,078 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Monday.
Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 8.24% on Monday.
Health officials said 399,612 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 in Brazos County on Monday. To date, health officials have reported 5,597 total probable cases.
To date, 350 Brazos County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to health department figures.
On Monday, 1,560 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 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.