State reports 2 deaths, 63 new COVID-19 cases in Brazos County Thursday – Bryan-College Station Eagle

State health officials reported two new COVID-related deaths and 63 new cases of the virus among Brazos County residents on Thursday.
To date, 393 Brazos County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19, according to figures posted by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Nineteen virus-related deaths have been reported this month.
The Brazos County Health Department is no longer reporting COVID-19 case numbers. The number of active cases in the county and the county’s positivity rate are unknown.
The Department of State Health Services has reported 54,054 confirmed cases of the virus in Brazos County since the pandemic began in 2020.
A Texas A&M University website said the number of active, self-reported cases of the virus among students, faculty members and staff was 274 as of Monday, the last date for which figures were posted.
Twenty-two Brazos County residents were hospitalized Wednesday for treatment of symptoms related to the virus, the Brazos County Health District said.
The percentage of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the state’s Trauma Service Area N — Brazos County and six surrounding counties — was 10.92% as of 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 62 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the seven-county Brazos Valley region on Thursday, with 10 new patients admitted in the past 24 hours, according to the Department of State Health Services. Five COVID-19 patients were on ventilators in the region, and there were two intensive care unit beds available in the region. Of the 568 staffed hospital beds in the region, 81 were available Thursday, according to state figures.
Health officials said 503,960 tests for COVID-19 had been administered by Brazos County health care providers since the pandemic began.
The state reported eight new probable COVID-19 cases in Brazos County on Thursday. State health officials said the county has had 5,245 total probable cases since officials began keeping track in September 2020.
On Thursday, 5,950 new cases of COVID-19 and 287 virus-related deaths were reported in Texas.
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the state was more than 5.3 million, according to state figures.
Across the state, 6,470 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Thursday.
State officials said 81,844 Texans have died of COVID-19 as of Thursday.
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