Brazos County health officials reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total to 318.
Of those, 144 have recovered, which is the same number reported on Friday. Health officials define a recovery from COVID-19 as being free from fever for 72 hours without fever-reducing medicine and 10 days removed from the onset of symptoms.
Officials said 156 cases are active, an increase of six since Friday. One person was released from the hospital; four people remain hospitalized.
Eighteen people have died of COVID-19 in Brazos County since the start of the pandemic. Officials reported 4,919 tests have been performed, an increase of 70 since Friday.
Elsewhere in the Brazos Valley, Grimes County reported two new cases, bringing the total there to 65.
Both patients are inmates at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Grimes County officials said. One of those inmates is hospitalized.
There are 52 active cases in Grimes County, with 12 recoveries and one death, an inmate at the Wallace Pack Unit.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, there are now eight cases in Madison County. The DSHS reports 72 people have been tested there, with two recovered.
The DSHS reports Burleson County now has 18 cases, an increase of one. There have been 149 tests there. Three people have recovered, the DSHS notes.
Robertson, Leon, Washington and Milam counties have not seen any increase in cases since Friday.
In Robertson County, there are six cases. The DSHS notes 96 people have been tested and two have recovered. Leon County has nine cases, with four of those recovered. According to the DSHS, 92 people have been tested. In Milam county, 24 people have tested positve for COVID-19, according to county officials. Eighteen people have recovered and there has been one death there. The DSHS notes 287 people have been tested there.
Washington County has 183 cases. There have been 23 deaths and 49 recoveries, county officials reported. Eleven people are hospitalized. The DSHS reports 660 tests have been administered there.
Texas reported the highest one-day total Saturday since the pandemic began, according to the Texas Tribune. There were 1,801 cases reported, with 700 of those in the Amarillo area, where meatpacking plants have led to a cluster of infections.
The Texas Tribune reported that the state noted 32,479 new tests Saturday — the third-highest increase since Texas began reporting coronavirus test counts. The highest daily total was 49,259 new tests Wednesday. As of Saturday, at least 678,471 tests have been conducted.
The state reported 33 additional deaths on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 1,305 — an increase of about 3% from Friday. Harris County reported six additional deaths, bringing its total to 199 deaths, more than any other county, according to the Texas Tribune.
There are 1,791 patients hospitalized in Texas, an increase of 75 patients from Friday, state officials said.
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