Brazos County health officials reported 52 new COVID-19 cases among county residents on Wednesday as the number of active cases in the county continued to rise.
With the new cases, the county’s total number of cases recorded since the pandemic began rose to 24,237.
Of those, 261 cases were active Wednesday, 19 more than the day before. Officials said 23,711 cases are considered recovered. Health officials classify all cases older than two weeks as recovered.
Twenty Brazos County residents were hospitalized Wednesday for treatment of symptoms related to the virus, officials said, which is two fewer than 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 8.8% on Wednesday. Other counties in the region are Burleson, Robertson, Grimes, Madison, Washington and Leon counties.
Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 8.65% on Wednesday. Health officials said 280,257 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.
There were 18 new probable COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday. To date, health officials have reported 4,163 total probable cases. Of those, 29 were considered active, and 4,134 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, 265 Brazos County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to health department figures.