Brazos County’s health officials reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as the county’s number of active cases continued to steadily decrease.
The number of active cases in the county has dropped to 1,394. Health officials said 1,242 cases of the virus reported by health care systems and testing centers were awaiting confirmation Wednesday.
Brazos County officials have confirmed 32,686 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 95 as of Sunday, 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 30,942 cases were considered recovered as of Wednesday; health officials classify all cases older than two weeks as recovered.
Twenty-one Brazos County residents were hospitalized Wednesday 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 10% on Tuesday, 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 57 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county Brazos Valley region Wednesday, including 11 patients who had been admitted in the past 24 hours, according to the Department of State Health Services. Eleven COVID-19 patients were on ventilators in the region, and there were no intensive care unit beds available in the region. Of the 584 staffed hospital beds in the region, 57 were available Wednesday, according to state figures.
Across the state, 6,084 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Wednesday.
Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 8.38% on Wednesday.
Health officials said 390,005 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.
There were 10 new probable COVID-19 cases reported in Brazos County on Wednesday. To date, health officials have reported 5,497 total probable cases.
To date, 350 Brazos County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to health department figures.
The DSHS reported 2,588 cases in Burleson County on Wednesday, eight more than the day before. Of those, 139 were active; 59 Burleson County residents have died since the pandemic began, according to state figures.
Grimes County on Wednesday reported 4,564 cases, 12 more than the prior day, according to the DSHS website. There have been 100 Grimes County residents who have died from the virus, and 111 cases were reported as active Wednesday.
According to the DSHS, Leon County reported 1,816 cases on Wednesday, an increase of one from the day before. Officials said 82 cases were active; 63 deaths have been attributed to the virus in the county.
Madison County reported 2,091 cases on Wednesday, three more than the day before. Of those, 47 cases were active and 43 virus-related deaths have been reported, according to DSHS figures.
Milam County reported 2,049 cases on Wednesday, the same number as the day before. Of those, 31 cases were active. Seventy-nine Milam County residents have died from the virus, according to the state.
In Robertson County, there were 2,351 cases on Wednesday, one more than the prior day; 92 cases were active. There have been 62 deaths attributed to the virus, state officials reported.
Washington County was reporting 4,633 cases on Wednesday, seven more than the day before. Of those, 172 were active. State figures show 124 Washington County residents have died after contracting the virus.
On Wednesday, 7,135 new cases of COVID-19 and 312 virus-related deaths were reported in Texas.
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the state was more than 3.4 million, according to state figures.
State officials said 67,012 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Wednesday.