Brazos County health officials reported one death and 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the number of overall cases in the county to 532.

Officials said a man in his 80s died. To date, 22 Brazos County residents have died after being treated for COVID-19.

Of the total cases, 312 are considered active, 14 more than Wednesday’s total; 198 people have recovered, which is the same as Wednesday’s total.

There were 10 Brazos County residents hospitalized Thursday, which is five less than Wednesday’s total. Six people were discharged from the hospital.

Health officials said Thursday that 8,823 tests for COVID-19 have been administered by Brazos County health care providers, which is 103 more than Wednesday’s total.

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

Brazos Valley

Milam County reported three additional cases on Thursday. According to county officials, there are now 32 cases, with 28 recoveries. One person is hospitalized, and one person has died. In Washington County, two additional cases were reported, bringing the total there to 207 cases, 111 of which were connected to the Brenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Six people are hospitalized and 93 have recovered, county officials said. There have been 27 deaths in Washington County.

Burleson County now reports 28 cases — 26 residents and two county jail inmates — the Office of Emergency Management said Thursday. Eight people have recovered there.

Grimes County continues to report 226 cases, 184 of which are connected to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, officials said. There have been 26 recoveries among local residents, and 21 TDCJ patients who have recovered. One person, an inmate at the Wallace Pack Unit, has died.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Leon County continues to report 10 cases with four recoveries. Madison County continues to have nine cases, with seven who have recovered. Robertson County has 11 cases with four recoveries.

Statewide

As of Thursday, 69,920 people have tested positive for coronavirus, an increase of 1,649 from the day before. Of those, 46,799 have recovered. Officials report 1,767 deaths, 33 more than Wednesday. There have been 1,038,555 virus tests administered and 112,313 antibody tests given.

Harris County has the most cases, with 13,268. There have been 241 deaths there. Moore County, in the Texas Panhandle, has the highest per capita. As of Thursday, 38.71 out of 1,000 people in Moore County have tested positive. There are 844 cases, with 13 deaths.

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Jere Smith

It would be nice if they would stop hiding behind the HIPA excuse and give us more information. Did the latest death occur solely because of Covid-19 or did the gentleman have underlying conditions. Many of the deaths in Brazos County have been people who were already in hospice care, did the virus hasten their death absolutely, but it still begs the question how did they get it

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