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Brazos County reports 60 new COVID-19 cases Monday

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Brazos County health officials reported 60 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents on Monday.

Health officials have confirmed 25,425 cases of COVID-19 in the county since the pandemic began more than a year ago. Of those, 791 cases were active on Monday.

Officials with the Brazos County Health District said 24,367 cases were considered recovered on Monday; health officials classify all cases older than two weeks as recovered.

Forty-two Brazos County residents were hospitalized on 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 24.86%. Other counties in the Brazos Valley region are Burleson, Robertson, Grimes, Madison, Washington and Leon counties.

There were 131 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county Brazos Valley region on Monday and no intensive care unit beds were available, according to the Department of State Health Services. Of the 530 staffed hospital beds in the region, 46 were available Monday, according to state figures.

Across the state, 11,791 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Monday. It was the highest number of hospitalizations in the state since January.

Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 8.55% on Monday.

Health officials said 297,402 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.

There were 12 new probable COVID-19 cases reported in Brazos County on Monday. To date, health officials have reported 4,312 total probable cases. Of those, 106 were considered active, and 4,206 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, 267 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 2,200 cases in Burleson County on Monday. Of those, 131 were active; 48 Burleson County residents have died since the pandemic began, according to state figures.

Grimes County on Monday was reporting 3,877 cases, according to the DSHS website. There have been 74 Grimes County residents who have died from the virus, and 256 cases were reported as active Monday.

According to the DSHS, Leon County reported 1,430 cases on Monday. Officials said 117 cases were active; 44 deaths have been attributed to the virus in the county.

Madison County reported 1,850 cases on Monday. Of those, 98 cases were active and 31 virus-related deaths have been reported, according to DSHS figures.

Milam County reported 1,699 cases on Monday. Of those, 164 cases were active. Fifty-four Milam County residents have died from the virus, according to the state.

In Robertson County, there were 1,971 cases on Monday; 82 cases were active. There have been 49 deaths attributed to the virus, state officials reported.

Washington County was reporting 3,849 cases on Monday. Of those, 237 were active. One hundred Washington County residents have died after contracting the virus, state figures show.

Statewide

On Monday, 5,343 new cases of COVID-19 and nine virus-related deaths were reported in Texas.

There have been more than 2.81 million COVID-19 cases reported in the state.

State officials said 53,100 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Monday.

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