Brazos County Health Department

Brazos County health officials reported 121 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

The county now has a total of 1,943 overall cases. This is the third-highest single-day number of new cases in Brazos County and the fifth straight day the county has had over 100 new cases.

Of the total cases, 1,093 are considered active, 74 more than Sunday’s total;  821 people have recovered, which is 47 more than Sunday’s total.

Health officials said Monday that 19,651 tests for COVID-19 have been administered by Brazos County health care providers, which is 755 more than Sunday’s total.

There were 34 Brazos County residents hospitalized Monday, which is five more than Sunday’s total and the most since the beginning of the pandemic. Three people were discharged from the hospital Sunday. Brazos County’s Alternate Health Authority Dr. Seth Sullivan said at Monday’s briefing Brazos County hospitals were at 64% occupancy and ICU beds were at 63% on Monday with numbers continuing to be fluid by the hour.

To date, 29 Brazos County residents have died after being treated for COVID-19. The latest death was reported on Saturday.

Over the past week, Brazos County reported 683 new cases. Sullivan said 36% of those cases are people between the ages of 18 and 24, and 72% of those cases are due to community spread.

Sullivan said the local response system continues to be strained due to the influx of new cases and health officials have had issues getting in touch with potential contacts. Sullivan said around 20% of potential contacts are not answering phone calls from health officials or calling back.

The Brazos County Expo Center will host another free drive-thru testing site on July 7 and 8 by appointment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Testing is open to all, not just Brazos County residents.

The health district will have its next news conference to provide updates on COVID-19 on July 6 at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The news conference can be seen at theeagle.com or on our Facebook page.

Brazos Valley

Grimes County reported 542 total cases on Monday with 426 tied to the state prison system. There are 116 total cases in the county. Of those cases, 68 are active, 32 are recovered and 17 have been lost to follow up.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Washington County reported 265 total cases and Burleson County reported 76 total cases on Monday.

Milam County reported 83 total cases on Monday. Of those, 25 are active and 58 are recovered. Three Milam County residents are currently hospitalized. Robertson County reported 46 total cases on Monday. Of those, 36 are active and 10 are recovered. Leon County reported 27 cases on Monday. Of those, 19 are active and eight are recovered.

Madison County reported two additional cases on Monday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 26. Of those cases, 14 are active and 12 are recovered. Six cases are tied to the TDCJ Ferguson Unit, including one active case and five recoveries.

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