Brazos County health officials reported 53 new COVID-19 cases — most of which are tied to a local assisted living center — and one additional death on Saturday.
According to a statement from Parc at Traditions, 191 people were tested via private testing Tuesday. Of those, 45 tested positive for the coronavirus. Eleven are staff members and 34 are residents, the statement read. Most of those who tested positive were asymptomatic.
As The Eagle reported Wednesday afternoon, four employees and two residents had recently tested positive at the multifaceted senior facility that offers independent living, assisted living and memory care.
A woman in her 80s who was hospitalized has died, health officials said, marking 19 deaths related to COVID-19 in Brazos County.
There are four people currently hospitalized and 246 active cases, an increase of 52. Health officials reported 171 have recovered, which is the same number reported 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.
There have been 6,942 tests performed locally, an increase of 159.
Parc at Traditions said in a statement all COVID-19 residents have been immediately quarantined. In addition to a continuation of enhanced personal protective equipment protocols, the Texas National Guard was at the facility Saturday for additional sanitizing of the area. Parc at Traditions will continue a no-visitor policy and rigorous screening, disinfection and social distancing protocols.
The center also is working closely with state and county health officials, the statement read.
Grimes County confirmed an additional five cases on Saturday, bringing the total there to 99. The five are men incarcerated with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. There have been 13 people in Grimes County who have recovered, and 391 tests conducted, county officials said. One person, an inmate at the Wallace Pack Unit, has died.
According to the TDCJ, 122 inmates and seven staff members at the Pack Unit have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 128 at the prison who are medically isolated, which is defined as those who have a communicable disease and are sick and contagious. There are 484 who are under medical restriction, or people who may have been exposed to an illness. The TDCJ says on its website the numbers are not an indicator of where the offenders may have been initially tested nor for the number of positive tests. It is the current location of the offender.
Washington County reported five additional cases, making for 196 patients there. One person has been released from the hospital, leaving 10 patients hospitalized. An additional person has died, bringing the death toll there to 26. According to county officials, 57 have recovered.
Robertson, Milam, Leon, Madison and Burleson continued to report the same numbers as Friday.
Burleson County officials reported 21 cases. Six people have recovered, according to county officials. Milam County has 28 cases, and county officials report 22 recoveries, one death and one person in the hospital.
Robertson County has seven cases, with two recoveries, according to the Texas Department State Health Services. In Leon County, there are nine cases with three recoveries. Madison County has eight cases, with two recoveries.
The state now has 54,509 positive cases of coronavirus, an increase of 1,060 over Friday. There have been 1,506 people who have died, an increase of 26 over the previous day, according to the DSHS. As of Saturday, 33,585 have recovered. State officials report 762,706 tests and 71,731 antibody tests have been administered. There are 1,688 Texans hospitalized.
Harris County has the most cases with 10,526; 217 people have died there. Moore County in the Texas Panhandle has the highest per capita, with 23.44 cases per 1,000 people. There have been reports of 511 cases and 13 deaths there.