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Brazos County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases Friday; active cases decrease
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Brazos County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases Friday; active cases decrease

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Brazos County health officials reported six new cases of COVID-19 among county residents on Friday as the county’s number of active cases decreased.

With Friday’s new cases, the county’s overall number of cases recorded since the pandemic began rose to 23,685. This week, there were 113 new COVID-19 cases reported, compared to 87 new cases last week, marking a 29.88% increase in new cases.

Of those, 200 cases were active Friday, a decrease of 21 from the day before. Officials said 23,231 cases are considered recovered. Health department officials consider all cases older than two weeks to be recovered. There were 179 active cases on June 4, making for an 11.73% increase week over week in active cases.

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Fifteen Brazos County residents were hospitalized Friday for treatment of symptoms related to the virus, officials said, which is one fewer than the day before.

The percentage of hospitalized patients in the state’s Trauma Service Area N with COVID-19 on Friday was 5.01%. Other counties in that region are Burleson, Robertson, Grimes, Madison, Washington and Leon counties.

There were 29 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county region Friday — one fewer than the previous day — and nine intensive care unit beds were available, according to the Department of State Health Services.

Of the 579 staffed hospital beds in the region, 84 were available Friday, according to state figures.

Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 8.83% on Friday.

Health officials said 268,216 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.

There were no new probable COVID-19 cases reported Friday. To date, health officials have reported 4,094 total probable cases. Of those, 12 were considered active, and 4,082 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.

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Brazos Valley

• The DSHS reported 2,002 cases in Burleson County as of Friday. Of those, 16 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, three more than the previous day. There have been 72 Grimes County residents who have died from the virus. There were 26 active cases reported Friday.

• 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 1,729 cases. Of those, nine 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 1,766 cases with 33 that are active. DSHS officials said 43 county residents have died.

• Washington County reports 3,421 cases. Of those, 64 were active. Ninety-four Washington County residents have died.

Statewide

On Friday, 798 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Texas.

There have been more than 2.53 million COVID-19 cases reported in the state.

State officials said 50,807 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Friday, 40 more than Thursday.

According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, eight new cases were reported Friday, bringing the total there to 27,640. Of those, 61 are active cases and 27,119 have recovered. There are 19 people hospitalized, and 460 have died.

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