Brazos County health officials reported 62 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents on Friday.
Health officials have confirmed 25,748 cases of COVID-19 in the county since the pandemic began more than a year ago. Of those, 865 cases were active on Friday, 10 more than the day before.
Officials with the Brazos County Health District said 24,616 cases were considered recovered on Friday; health officials classify all cases older than two weeks as recovered.
Forty-four Brazos County residents were hospitalized Friday for treatment of symptoms related to the virus, officials said, an increase of two from the day before.
The percentage of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the state’s Trauma Service Area N — Brazos County and six surrounding counties — was 22.55% on Friday. Other counties in the Brazos Valley region are Burleson, Robertson, Grimes, Madison, Washington and Leon counties.
There were 142 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county Brazos Valley region on Friday and no intensive care unit beds were available, according to the Department of State Health Services. Of the 576 staffed hospital beds in the region, 38 were available Friday, according to state figures.
Across the state, 12,841 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Friday. 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 8.57% on Friday.
Health officials said 300,295 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.
There were 48 new probable COVID-19 cases reported in Brazos County on Friday. To date, health officials have reported 4,394 total probable cases. Of those, 136 were considered active, and 4,258 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.
The DSHS reported 2,233 cases in Burleson County on Friday. Of those, 144 were active; 48 Burleson County residents have died since the pandemic began, according to state figures.
Grimes County on Friday reported 3,970 cases, according to the DSHS website. There have been 74 Grimes County residents who have died from the virus, and 306 cases were reported as active Friday.
According to the DSHS, Leon County reported 1,464 cases on Friday. Officials said 145 cases were active; 44 deaths have been attributed to the virus in the county.
Madison County reported 1,873 cases on Friday. Of those, 113 cases were active and 32 virus-related deaths have been reported, according to DSHS figures.
Milam County reported 1,746 cases on Friday. Of those, 192 cases were active. Fifty-six Milam County residents have died from the virus, according to the state.
In Robertson County, there were 2,009 cases on Friday; 104 cases were active. There have been 51 deaths attributed to the virus, state officials reported.
Washington County was reporting 3,909 cases on Friday. Of those, 249 were active. State figures show 102 Washington County residents have died after contracting the virus.
On Friday, 11,762 new cases of COVID-19 and 174 virus-related deaths were reported in Texas.
There have been more than 2.87 million COVID-19 cases reported in the state.
State officials said 53,738 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Friday.