50 hospitalized in Brazos County, the highest number since the pandemic began

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Brazos County Health District reported 86 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County. Currently there are 1,162 active cases.

No new deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. There were 132 total deaths in Brazos County related to COVID-19.

10,553 patients are classified as recovering, meaning they were fever-free for 72 hours without antipyretic medication, and that was ten days after the onset of symptoms.

15 percent of the newly confirmed cases come from the 18-24 age group.

There have been 2,230 probable cases in Brazos County since June 18, 2020. A probable case of COVID-19 is determined by a positive antigen test. Confirmed COVID-19 cases are determined by a positive PCR test. The health district conducts case investigations on all confirmed and probable cases.

There are currently 281 active probable cases and there were 1,949 probable cases recovered.

The total number of confirmed positive cases in the country since the testing began is 11 847. 125 421 tests were done.

Brazos County’s total occupancy in the hospital bed is 74 percent and the total occupancy on the ICU is 81 percent.

Currently, there are 50 residents of Brazos County admitted to the hospital for COVID-19. This is the highest number of people reportedly in hospital due to the virus since Brazos County Health District began reporting this information. The last highest number was 41, reported on 28 December.


County Active cases Total cases Recovered cases Deaths
Austin 173 903 814 14
Brazos 1 162 11 847 10 553 132
Burleson 103 800 800 14
Grimes 157 1 605 1,548 41
Houston 48 593 965 23
Lee 179 395 673 24
Leon 103 548 604 22
Madison 71 950 997 16
Milam 142 825 762 11
Montgomery 10 770 21,161 13 340 256
Robertson 161 680 681 13
San jacinto 12 278 391 19
Trinity 14 261 309 9
Walker 442 5,361 5 376 83
Waller 347 1,839 1 620 22
Washington 173 1,133 1 154 59

Most of the Brazos Valley falls under the State Trauma Services N area (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties). Trauma Service Area N currently reports 611 hospital beds with 150 beds available. According to the latest state data, the region has 3 available ICU beds and 59 available fans. The state’s latest update confirmed 109 COVID-19 patients currently in the hospital by laboratory.

The Texas State COVID-19 Dashboard has undergone several updates and changed how they define numbers. Total cases are now the combination of confirmed cases and probable cases.

Click here for the latest updates from TDCJ.

Texas A&M University

The Texas A&M COVID-19 Dashboard reported 7 new cases and 115 active cases on December 26th.

Currently, the university reported 4,763 positive cases, 7 percent of the tests came back positive.

The last update of the dashboard was provided on 26 December 2020.


[View the state’s coronavirus dashboard for the latest COVID-19 case information.]

Statewide, Texas has an estimated 285,555 active cases and 1,357,576 recoveries. A total of 1 490 479 cases were reported and 15 326 725 total tests (both viral and antibody).

To date, 26,521 Texans have died from COVID-19.

254 of 254 counties in the state of Texas are currently reporting cases. Harris County leads the state in total with 231,707 reported cases.

The state’s last update was provided on December 28 at 4:35 p.m.

Editor’s note: Leon County works every case on Wednesday. KBTX uses the States Dashboard, which is updated daily, for a more accurate reading of cases.

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