Brazos County’s health officials reported 63 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as the county’s number of active cases continued to steadily decrease.
The number of active cases in the county has dropped to 1,112. Health officials said 1,242 cases of the virus reported by health care systems and testing centers were awaiting confirmation Thursday.
Brazos County officials have confirmed 32,749 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 82 as of Monday, 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 31,287 cases were considered recovered as of Thursday; health officials classify all cases older than two weeks as recovered.
Twenty-two Brazos County residents were hospitalized Thursday 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 Wednesday, 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 55 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county Brazos Valley region Thursday, including four 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 576 staffed hospital beds in the region, 52 were available Thursday, according to state figures.
Across the state, 5,756 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Thursday.
Brazos County’s positivity rate — the percent of positive cases to tests — was 8.38% on Thursday.
Health officials said 390,898 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.
There were 36 new probable COVID-19 cases reported in Brazos County on Thursday. To date, health officials have reported 5,533 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 2,596 cases in Burleson County on Thursday, eight more than the day before. Of those, 143 were active; 59 Burleson County residents have died since the pandemic began, according to state figures.
Grimes County on Thursday reported 4,569 cases, five more than the prior day, according to the DSHS website. There have been 101 Grimes County residents who have died from the virus, and 116 cases were reported as active Thursday.
According to the DSHS, Leon County reported 1,819 cases on Thursday, an increase of three from the day before. Officials said 79 cases were active; 64 deaths have been attributed to the virus in the county.
Madison County reported 2,095 cases on Thursday, four more than the day before. Of those, 48 cases were active and 43 virus-related deaths have been reported, according to DSHS figures.
Milam County reported 2,069 cases on Thursday, 20 more than the day before. Of those, 28 cases were active. Seventy-nine Milam County residents have died from the virus, according to the state.
In Robertson County, there were 2,353 cases on Thursday, two more than the prior day; 94 cases were active. There have been 62 deaths attributed to the virus, state officials reported.
Washington County was reporting 4,644 cases on Thursday, 11 more than the day before. Of those, 176 were active. State figures show 124 Washington County residents have died after contracting the virus.
On Thursday, 5,032 new cases of COVID-19 and 190 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 67,202 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Thursday.