Ten new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Brazos County on Friday, raising the county’s overall number of cases to 383.

Sixty-five new cases have been reported since Sunday.

Officials from the Brazos County Health District said 171 people with the illness have recovered and 194 cases remain active. Five Brazos County residents remain hospitalized with symptoms related to the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Eighteen Brazos County residents have died after being treated for

COVID-19, with the last death reported May 8.

Officials said Friday that 6,783 tests for COVID-19 have been administered by Brazos County health care providers, an increase of 616 over Thursday.

County health officials said Friday that local testing capacity has increased. In addition, because of a statewide push to test residents and staff members at local long-term care facilities, those with the Brazos County Health District said an increase in positive cases is expected.

Brazos Valley

Grimes County reported three additional cases Friday, bringing the total there to 94. There are 81 active cases and 12 recoveries. One person, an inmate at the Wallace Pack Unit, has died. 

According to Grimes County Emergency Management, two new cases are women in their 20s, one of whom is hospitalized. The women both live in the 77831 ZIP code. A man in his teens who lives within the Navasota city limits has tested positive and is hospitalized, officials said.

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 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.

Burleson County officials reported one additional case on Friday, bringing the total there to 21. Six people have recovered, according to county officials. Milam County now has 28 cases, after county officials reported an additional one Friday. There have been 19 recoveries and one death there.

Washington County continues to report 191 cases. There have been 41 recoveries, according to the Department of State Health Services. County officials report 25 deaths and 11 hospitalizations.

Leon, Robertson and Madison counties did not see any increases over Thursday’s numbers.

Robertson County has seven cases, with two recoveries, according to the DSHS. In Leon County, there are nine cases with three recoveries. Madison County has eight cases, with two recoveries.

Statewide

In Texas, there are now 53,449 positive cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,181 over Thursday, and 8,151 over a week ago. An estimated 32,277 have recovered, according to the DSHS. Forty additional people died Friday, bringing the total to 1,480, which is an increase of 208 over the past week. There have been 740,181 virus tests and 60,252 antibody tests administered, state officials said.

Harris County continues to report the most cases, with 10,283. There have been 216 deaths there. Per capita, Moore County in the Texas Panhandle reports the most, with 23.30 per 1,000 people. There have been 508 cases and 13 deaths there.

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