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Another COVID-19 death reported in Brazos County, 54 more positive cases reported

The health district has suspended their weekly press conferences at this time.

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE: July 14, 2020

The Brazos County Health District confirmed Tuesday another person has died from COVID-19 in the county. The patient was a man in his 50s. This brings the total number of people who have died from coronavirus in the county to 36.

The health district has also confirmed there are 54 more known positive cases in the county, bringing the total amount of active cases to 1,116. At least 30 Brazos County residents are hospitalized at this time and the total hospital bed occupancy at this time is at 67 percent. The ICU bed capacity in the county is at 82 percent.

To date, there have been 3,120 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County. More than 70 percent of the current cases are due to community spread and more than 35 percent of the cases are patients in their 20s. This is the largest percentage of any age group. The current positivity rate is at 12.78 percent.

UPDATE: July 13, 2020

The Brazos County Health District is reminding everyone the cases reported today will be lower due to the weekend. This is not an indication that we are seeing a decrease in cases. There are less reports and testing over the weekend.

 As of Monday, July 13 the health district is reporting 60 additional cases positive cases of COVID-19 cases in Brazos County. That brings the total number of active cases in the county to 1,123, the total number of recovered cases to 1,908 and the total number of positive cases overall to 3,066.

At this time, 23 Brazos County residents are hospitalized with coronavirus, three people were discharged from the hospital in the past 24 hours.  The current total hospital capacity is now 64%. There are at least 35 reported COVID-19 deaths in Brazos County.

UPDATE: July 12, 2020

The Brazos County Health District is warning people not to take the lower numbers of reported cases lightly. They said the lower number is simply due to it being the weekend and the lower numbers do not mean a decrease in cases. There are less reports and testing over the weekend.

As of Sunday, July 12, the health district has confirmed there are 45 new known positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. That brings the total number of active positive cases to 1,184 and the total number of positive cases overall to 3,006.

At this time, there are 23 Brazos County residents hospitalized with the coronavirus and the current total hospital bed capacity is now at 68 percent.  At least 35 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazos County.

UPDATE: July 11, 2020

The Brazos County Health District confirmed there are 60 more known positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County. This brings the total amount of active cases in the county to 1,241. At least 26 people from Brazos County remain hospitalized with the coronavirus at this time, however, there are other patients from other counties hospitalized here as well. The current hospital bed occupancy is at 71 percent.

UPDATE: July 10, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed another person has died of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total death count to 35. The patient was a woman in her 90s. There have also been 97 more known positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed since Thursday. This brings the total amount of active cases of COVID-19 in the county to 1,181.

The Brazos County hospital bed occupancy now stands at 75 percent and it includes those who are sick with COVID-19 and those who aren't. There are at least 28 Brazos County residents hospitalized with COVID-19 and other patients with the virus from other counties are also hospitalized here.

More than 70 percent of the active cases in the county are due to community spread, according to the health district. More than half are female patients. At least 36 percent of the cases are patients in their 20s, the highest percentage of an age group.

The current positivity rate in Brazos County is 21.6 percent.

UPDATE: July 9, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are 100 new known positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. This brings the total amount of active cases to 1,311. Six people have been discharged from the hospital, but there are still 27 people from Brazos County hospitalized with the coronavirus.

The total hospital bed occupancy at the moment is at 74 percent. This includes cases that are not COVID-19 related. The positivity rate is currently at more than 49 percent. If you want some insight on the positivity rate, Dr. Seth Sullivan, the Brazos County Health Authority, talked with KAGS' Gabriela Garcia. You can read that below.

RELATED: Dr. Sullivan breaks down recent positivity rate jump

UPDATE: July 8, 2020

There are 78 more positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County, according the health district.  The total number of active cases in the county is now at 1,327. There are at least 28 people who are hospitalized at this time and the total bed occupancy in the county is at 67 percent.

Thirty-four people have died of coronavirus in Brazos County. Currently, the state of Texas faced its biggest case number on Tuesday, with more than 10,000 cases statewide. The U.S. on Wednesday reached three million cases, the most of any country worldwide.

There are three simple ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones:

  • Social Distancing
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 15 seconds
  • WEAR A MASK

RELATED: 3 million coronavirus cases now confirmed in US

UPDATE: July 7, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are 94 more positive cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of active cases to 1,321. There are currently 23 people hospitalized with the virus and the total hospital bed occupancy in the county is at 63 percent.

At least 34 people have died of COVID-19 in Brazos County.

If you would like to see the breakdown in demographics information, you can click here.

UPDATE: July 6, 2020

The Brazos County Health District confirmed 48 more cases of COVID-19. This number is significantly less then the triple digit numbers we have been seeing, but the health district warns this does not indicated a decrease in cases. The cases reported today are less, due to the holiday weekend.

There are now 1,238 cases of COVID-19, with 26 currently hospitalized. The total number of beds available in the county have opened up a bit, with bed occupancy now at 62 percent.

The Brazos County Health District will be giving their weekly COVID-19 update today at 4:30PM.

BRAZOS COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT COVID-19 UPDATEE: Monday, July 6, 20200

The Brazos County Health District is updating the public on the COVID-19 response in the county. Read More: https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/brazos-county-reports-cases-of-coronavirus/499-bb82428a-417e-4287-b7f8-ef6cf60ffa2b

Posted by KAGS TV on Monday, July 6, 2020

UPDATE: July 5, 2020

It was a deadly weekend in Brazos County when it comes to COVID-19. A third person has died from coronavirus, according to the Brazos County Health District. The patient was a man in his 80s who had been hospitalized.

There are also 83 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total amount of active cases to 1,210. The current positivity rate for the county is at 49.31 percent.

At least 11 people have been released from the hospital and 26 remain hospitalized at this time. The total bed occupancy in the county is at 65 percent. At this time, there have been 2,484 total positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County.

UPDATE: July 4, 2020

The Brazos County Health district has confirmed two more patients stricken with COVID-19 have died. Both patients were females, one in her 60s and one in her 70s. Both had been hospitalized with coronavirus. This brings the death toll now to 33. At least 34 people remain hospitalized with COVID-19 at this time and the total hospital bed capacity in the county is now at 75 percent. The total ICU bed capacity is at 69 percent.

The health district also confirmed there are 70 new cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total amount of active cases to 1,176. At least 12 people were discharged from the hospital overnight. The county's positivity rate, according to the health district is at just under 50 percent, the highest its been since the pandemic began.

Most of the cases are being reported in the 77803 zip code, with 666 people diagnosed with COVID-19 there. At this time, the total amount of positive cases is now at 2,401.

There are three simple ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones:

  • Social Distancing
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 15 seconds
  • WEAR A MASK

UPDATE: July 3, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are 103 new positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the county. That brings the total amount of active cases of coronavirus to 1,168.

At least 41 people are hospitalized. The health district said the total bed occupancy in Brazos County hospitals is now at 78 percent capacity with the ICU bed occupancy at 51 percent. The bed capacity is not just unique to COVID-19 patients.

The total number of cases continues to rise, now at 2,331. At least 31 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazos County.

UPDATE: July 2, 2020

10 more people have been hospitalized in Brazos County, and 101 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. There are now 1,132 active cases, with 41 hospitalizations.

The current hospital capacity for ICU beds and total beds has gone up. ICU beds are currently at 67 percent capacity, while the total bed occupancy in Brazos County is it 76 percent. These numbers include all patients, not just those with COVID-19.

UPDATE: July 1, 2020

It's another triple digit case day for COVID-19 in Brazos County, according to the health district. There have been 122 more known positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed and 31 people remain hospitalized at this time.

The current hospital capacity for ICU beds is at 65 percent, up just slightly from Tuesday. The total bed occupancy in Brazos County is it 72 percent. These numbers include all patients, not just those with COVID-19.

There are now a total number of 1,102 active cases of the virus in the county and a total of 2,172 cases overall.

According to the Brazos County Health District, the current positivity rate, which will be updated later this week, is at 6.98 percent.

UPDATE: June 30, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed 62 more cases of COVID-19. There have been two more deaths reported, bringing the death toll in the county to 31. There's currently about 1,125 active cases in Brazos County, with a total of 2,005 cases.

The Brazos County Health District is now releasing information regarding hospital capacity as well, which includes all patients-not just COVID-19 patients.The numbers are estimates and change often, but they are closely monitored by heath officials to give the most accuracy possibly. Currently, bed occupancy in Brazos County is at 64%, with total ICU bed occupancy at 63%. For more information, you can visit the health district's website.

UPDATE: June 29, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are 121 more positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. This brings the total amount of active cases in the county to 1,093. At this time, 34 people are hospitalized in the county and at least 29 people have died.

The health district is reporting there are 1,943 total positive cases of COVID-19 and there have been 19,651 total tests performed. The current positivity rate is at 6.98 percent.

According to the health district, nearly 38% of the cases are people in their 20s, the most of any age group. More than 68% of the cases are due to community spread.

However, it is important to point out that many people could be asymptomatic and since they are not showing signs of COVID-19, they are not being tested. These individuals still pose a transmission risk to others, meaning they could be passing on the virus and not know it.

That's why it's important to wear a mask in public in an effort to slow the spread. The numbers above reflect only the known cases. The mayors of Bryan and College Station have issued mask mandates for their cities, meaning you must wear a mask if you are inside a business within city limits.

We'll bring you more on the health district's update today at 4:30 pm.

BRAZOS CO. HEALTH DISTRICT UPDATE: Monday, June 29, 20200

The Brazos County Health District is giving an update on the COVID-19 response in the county. Read More: https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/brazos-county-reports-cases-of-coronavirus/499-bb82428a-417e-4287-b7f8-ef6cf60ffa2b

Posted by KAGS TV on Monday, June 29, 2020

UPDATE: June 28, 2020

It's another triple-digit day for COVID-19 numbers in Brazos County. The health district confirmed there are 102 more known positive cases of coronavirus reported Sunday. This brings the total amount of positive cases in the county to 1,822. 

The total number of active cases is 1,019 and 29 people remain hospitalized at this time. At least 29 people have died from COVID-19 in Brazos County.

UPDATE: June 27, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed another person has died of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total known death count from coronavirus to 29 patients. The latest victim was a woman in her 70s who had been hospitalized. At this time, there are 26 people who remain hospitalized from the virus.

The district also reported there are 105 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total amount of active cases in the county to 939. At this time, there are 1,720 total known positive cases of coronavirus that have been diagnosed since the outbreak began.

UPDATE: June 26, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed 122 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County. One additional death has been reported, a female Brazos County resident in her 80's that was hospitalized. As of today, 28 people have died from COVID-19.  

There are 894 active cases in the county. The total number of recovered cases is 693. Twenty-nine people are currently hospitalized and six people were discharged in the past 24 hours.

 UPDATE: June 25, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed 116 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County. The 27th death has been reported. A male Brazos County resident in his 60's. 

The Health District reports 78% of today's reported cases are community spread. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 1,493. Twenty-eight people are hospitalized and no one was discharged from the hospital in the past 24 hours.  

UPDATE: June 24, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed 72 new positive cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases in the county is now 686. The county also confirmed the 26th death from COVID-19.

There are 26 people currently hospitalized in Brazos County and four people have been discharged since yesterday. There is a total of 1,377 cases that have been diagnosed in Brazos County. The total number of patients who have recovered is 665. 

The next update from the Brazos County Health District is scheduled for Monday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m.

UPDATE: June 23, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed 45 new positive cases of COVID-19. This comes after two days of relatively lower numbers, a trend many hoped would continue. The number of active cases in the county is now at 640.

Seven people have been discharged from the hospital since yesterday, but the total number of patients hospitalized in Brazos County with coronavirus is at 28. There is a total number of 1,305 cases that have been diagnosed in Brazos County.

The next update from the Brazos County Health District will be Monday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m.

UPDATE: June 22, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed 16 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to 627. There are now 31 people in the county hospitalized.

The total number of cases diagnosed in Brazos County is 1,260, with 608 reported recoveries.

BRAZOS CO. HEALTH DISTRICT UPDATE 6-22-2020

The Brazos County Health District is giving its weekly update on the coronavirus response in the county. Read more and track the number of cases: https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/brazos-county-reports-cases-of-coronavirus/499-bb82428a-417e-4287-b7f8-ef6cf60ffa2b

Posted by KAGS TV on Monday, June 22, 2020

UPDATE: June 21, 2020

There have been 19 more positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County, according to the Brazos County Health District. This brings the total amount of active cases in the county to 618. At least 27 people in the county are hospitalized with coronavirus.

The total number of cases diagnosed in Brazos County is now 1,244.

UPDATE: June 20, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are 62 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the county, bringing the total amount of active cases to 620. Since yesterday, two people have been released from the hospital and there are 27 patients currently hospitalized with coronavirus.

There are 1,225 total cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County. At least 25 people have died.

UPDATE: June 19, 2020

The Brazos County Health District confirmed there are now 29 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county after there have been 68 new cases diagnosed as of today. The total number of active cases in the county is now at 575.

There have been 12,227 tests for coronavirus done in the county and there are a total of 1,163 cases that have been diagnosed.

UPDATE: June 18, 2020

The Brazos County Health District confirmed there are 70 new cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County. That makes 563 active cases of coronavirus. Despite three patients being discharged from the hospital, the number of patients hospitalized remains at 27.

There are now 1,095 total cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County. At least 25 people have died from the virus.

UPDATE: June 17, 2020

Brazos County is reporting it's highest number of cases diagnosed, with 145 new known cases of COVID-19. That's according to the Brazos County Health District. There are now 27 people hospitalized with coronavirus in the county.

There are 507 active cases of the virus and 1,025 total cases.

UPDATE: June 16, 2020

It's another big number spike for Brazos County for COVID-19. The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are 59 new known cases of coronavirus in the county. At the moment, there are 23 people hospitalized locally with the virus, although there are others from neighboring counties also hospitalized locally that are not included in this number.

At this time, there are 378 active cases of COVID-19 and 880 cases overall. Governor Abbott spoke about COVID-19 today during a press conference, including the hospitalization of patients across all of Texas. KAGS Tristan Lewis also broke down the Brazos County Health District presser from Monday.

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UPDATE: June 15, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are 18 new known cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the county. This brings the total amount of active cases to 500. Currently, there are 20 people hospitalized with the virus.

There are a total number of 821 known positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County.

BRAZOS CO UPDATE: June 15, 2020

The Brazos Co. Health District weekly COVID-19 Update. We're coming off a weekend of 82 new known positive cases. We've got another 18 today. Read More: https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/brazos-county-reports-cases-of-coronavirus/499-bb82428a-417e-4287-b7f8-ef6cf60ffa2b

Posted by KAGS TV on Monday, June 15, 2020

UPDATE: June 14, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are 22 more known positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the county. This brings the total amount of weekend cases to 82 after 60 new cases were diagnosed Saturday.

There are now 504 known active cases and 16 people remain hospitalized at this time. The total number of cases diagnosed in the county is now at 803. At least 25 people have died of coronavirus in Brazos County, according to the health district.

UPDATE: June 13, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed another person has died of COVID-19 in Brazos County. The man was in his 50s, according to officials. He makes the 25th death from coronavirus in the county.

There have also been 60 new known positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed. There are now 483 active cases of coronavirus in the county and 781 total cases diagnosed.  There are a total of 16 people hospitalized at this time.

UPDATE: June 12, 2020

There have been 11 new known positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County. The total amount of active cases in the county is now 424. At this time, there are 20 people hospitalized with the virus. At least 10,415 tests have been done in Brazos County.

UPDATE: June 11, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed 26 new known cases of COVID-19 in the county. This brings the total amount of known active cases of coronavirus to 413. Currently, there are 17 people hospitalized with the virus.

The health district reported at least 10, 367 tests have been done in Brazos County for COVID-19.

UPDATE: June 10, 2020

It's another day of double digits when it comes to COVID-19 for Brazos County. The health district has confirmed there are 19 more known positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the total amount of known active cases to 432. There is a total number of 684 positive cases that have been diagnosed since the outbreak started.

At least 13 people are hospitalized at this time for COVID-19 in Brazos County. Twenty-four people have died. The county has done 10,337 tests for coronavirus.

UPDATE: June 9, 2020

Two more people have died of COVID-19 in the county, the Brazos County Health District confirmed Tuesday. One patient was a man in his 90s and the other was a woman in her 70s. This means there is a total of 24 people who have died of coronavirus in the county since the outbreak started.

There are also 31 more known positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County, according to the health district. Twelve people remain hospitalized at this time and there are 665 total cases diagnosed in the county.

The next update from the health district is expected to be Monday, June 15 at 4:30 p.m.

UPDATE: June 8, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are a total of 414 active cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County. With eight additional cases diagnosed Monday, that brings the total number of cases in the county to 634.

Thirteen people are hospitalized at this time and the total number of tests done in the county is 9,214.

UPDATE: June 7, 2020

At least 21 new known positive cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Brazos County. This brings the total amount of cases diagnosed this weekend to 61 patients. There are currently 406 active cases of the virus and 11 people have been hospitalized.

The total amount of known cases diagnosed in the county is now at 626.

UPDATE: June 6, 2020

The Brazos County Health District confirmed there have been 40 additional cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total number of active cases to 385. Seven people remain hospitalized at this time.

The total amount of known positive cases in the county is now at 605.

UPDATE: June 5, 2020

There have been 33 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County, according to the health district. That puts the total number of active cases in the county at 345 people. The total number of known positive cases in Brazos County is now at 565. At this time, there are eight people hospitalized with the virus.

UPDATE: June 4, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed another patient has died from COVID-19 in the county. The patient was a man in his 80s and that brings the total number of people to die from coronavirus in the county to 22.

There have been 15 more known positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County, bringing the total number of known active cases to 312. Currently, 10 people are hospitalized and the total number of cases is at 532.

UPDATE: June 3, 2020

The Brazos County Health District reported Wednesday two patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died. The two patients were men, one who was in their 50s, one who is in their 90s. At this time, 21 people have died from the virus.

There have been 16 additional known positive cases diagnosed in the county, bringing the total number of known active cases to 298. Currently, there are 15 people hospitalized for COVID-19 and 8,121 tests have been done.

UPDATE: June 2, 2020

The Brazos County Health District said Tuesday there are 14 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County. This brings the total amount of known active cases to 299. Currently, there are 16 people hospitalized with the virus and 8,645 tests have been done to date.

The total amount of positive cases in the county is now at 501.

The next update will be done on Monday, June 8 at 4:30 pm.

UPDATE: June 1, 2020

There have been four additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of active cases in Brazos County is 285. 

Currently, there are 15 hospitalized and 183 recovered cases.

The next update from the health district is expected to be today at 4:30 p.m. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

BRAZOS COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT UPDATE: 06-1-2020

The Brazos County Health District is giving its weekly update on the coronavirus pandemic. Read More: https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/brazos-county-reports-cases-of-coronavirus/499-bb82428a-417e-4287-b7f8-ef6cf60ffa2b

Posted by KAGS TV on Monday, June 1, 2020

UPDATE: May 31, 2020

There have been six more known cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County, bringing the total number of known active cases to 281. Currently, 15 people remain hospitalized due to the virus. There have been 483 known cases of COVID-19 reported in the county, according to the health district.

At least 183 people of the 483 patients have recovered from the virus, but 19 people have died. The Brazos County Health District reported 8,121 tests for COVID-19 have been done in the county.

UPDATE: May 30, 2020

The Brazos County Health District reported there have been eight more known positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the county, bringing the total amount of known active cases to 275. Twelve patients remain hospitalized at this time and there has been 7,968 tests performed.

The total number of known cases diagnosed in Brazos County is 477.

UPDATE: May 29, 2020

There have been seven  additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The number of active cases in Brazos County is 268. 

Ten people remain hospitalized with one person discharged.  

The next update from the health district is expected to be Monday, June 1 at 4:30 p.m.

UPDATE: May 28, 2020

There have been eight additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District.  The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 463. 

There are 261 active cases, meaning someone who hasn't been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been 10 days after onset of symptoms. There are 10 hospitalizations. 

The next update from the health district is expected to be Monday, June 1 at 4:30 p.m. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: May 27, 2020

There have been 11 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District.  The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 455.

Currently, there are 253 active cases and seven hospitalizations. 

The next update from the health district is expected to be Monday, June 1 at 4:30 p.m. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: May 26, 2020

There have been three additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 444.  

There are currently 250 active cases and five hospitalizations.

The next update from the health district is today at 4:30 p.m. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

BRAZOS CO. HEALTH DISTRICT UPDATE: 5-26-2020

The Brazos County Health District is updating on COVID-19.

Posted by KAGS TV on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

UPDATE: May 25, 2020

There have been three additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of active positive cases is 251.

In Brazos County, there have been a total of 441 positive cases of COVID-19. An active case means someone who hasn't been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been 10 days after onset of symptoms.

The next update from the health district is expected to be Tuesday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m

UPDATE: May 24, 2020

There have been two additional positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County. There are now 248 active cases of coronavirus and five people are hospitalized at this time.

In total, there have been 438 known positive cases of COVID-19. "Known" means cases that have tested positive and reported to the health district. However, it is important to point out it is possible to have coronavirus and be asymptomatic, which means you may be a carrier and can spread the virus, but not realize it because you don't have symptoms. You also may have mild symptoms and not believe you could have the virus.

The best things you can do as the virus is still spreading is to maintain social distancing. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer if available. Avoid gathering in large crowds and if you have to be in public, consider wearing something over your nose and mouth to protect yourself.

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The Brazos County Health District said with more testing happening at local nursing homes, senior living centers and rehabilitation centers, we will see an increase in positive cases. There is also more widespread testing in and around surrounding counties so we'll see more positive cases as well.

Did you know you can get tested for the COVID-19 antibody in Brazos County? KAGS reporter Sunny Tsai talked with a local clinic last week on what you need to do to see if you may have come into contact with the virus, had it, or were asymptomatic.

The next update from the health district is expected to be Tuesday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m.

UPDATE: May 23, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed a 19th person has died of COVID-19 in the county. The patient was a woman in her 80s who had been hospitalized.

There are 53 new known cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County, bringing the total number of active cases to 246, the highest we have had yet during the outbreak. Many of these cases may stem from the cases diagnosed Friday at the Parc at Traditions in Bryan. The senior living community had 45 people and staff test positive for COVID-19 after a round of testing on May 19.

Currently, there are four people who remain hospitalized at this time.

UPDATE: May 22, 2020

There have been 10 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 383. 

Local testing capacity has also increased, so the Brazos County Health District expects to see the total number of tests performed to continue to increase.

Currently, there are 194 active cases and 171 recovered cases.

The next update from the health district is expected to be Tuesday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: May 21, 2020

There have been 11 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District.  The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 373.  

To date, there have been 170 recovered cases, meaning someone who has been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been 10 days after onset of symptoms.  

There are currently 185 active cases, those not meeting the requirements for recovered.

The next update from the health district is expected to be Tuesday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: May 20, 2020

There have been 21 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 362.  

There are 179 active cases, meaning those that have not met the definition of being recovered. 

The next update from the health district is expected to be Tuesday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: May 19, 2020

There have been eight additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District.  The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 341.  

Currently, there are 176 active cases and five hospitalizations

The next update from the health district is expected to be Tuesday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: May 18, 2020

 There have been eight additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 333.  

Currently, there are 168 active cases and four hospitalizations.

The next update from the health district is today. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

BRAZOS CO HEALTH DISTRICT UPDATE: May 18, 2020

The Brazos County Health District is updating the public on the COVID-19 response in the county. Read more: https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/brazos-county-reports-cases-of-coronavirus/499-bb82428a-417e-4287-b7f8-ef6cf60ffa2b

Posted by KAGS TV on Monday, May 18, 2020

UPDATE: May 17, 2020

There have been seven more positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County, bringing the total number of known positive cases to 325. There are currently 163 active cases and three people remain hospitalized.

The next update from the health district is expected to be on Monday, May 18, 2020. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: May 16, 2020

The Brazos County Health District confirmed there have been six more confirmed cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the county. That brings the total number of known cases to 318. Four people remain hospitalized at this time and there are 156 known active cases of coronavirus.

UPDATE: May 15, 2020

There have been seven more positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County, according to the health district. That brings the total amount of known positive cases to 312. There are currently 150 known active cases of the virus and four people remain hospitalized at this time.

The next update from the health district is expected to be on Monday, May 18, 2020. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: May 14, 2020

The Brazos County Health District reported four more cases of known COVID-19 have been diagnosed, bringing the total number of known cases in the county to 305. There are currently 144 active cases and four people remain hospitalized at this time.

UPDATE: May 13, 2020

Brazos County has now surpassed 300 known cases of COVID-19. Fourteen additional positive cases have been diagnosed, bringing the total cases in the county to 301.

Five people remain hospitalized at this time and the number of active cases is now at 161.

UPDATE: May 12, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed nine additional known cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, bringing the total number of known cases in the county to 287.

Five people remain hospitalized at this time and the total number of active cases in the county remains at 147.

UPDATE: May 11, 2020

Seven more positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Brazos County Health District, bringing the total number of known cases in the county to 278. There are currently 140 active cases of the virus and four people remain hospitalized at this time.

The next LIVE update from the health district will be today at 4:30. You can watch it here or on on the KAGS Facebook page.  

BRAZOS CO. HEALTH DISTRICT UPDATE: May 11, 2020

The Brazos County Health District is giving an update on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. For the latest on coronavirus: https://www.kagstv.com/coronavirus-covid-19

Posted by KAGS TV on Monday, May 11, 2020

UPDATE: May 10, 2020

The Brazos County Health District confirmed there have been six additional known positive cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County. That brings the total known positive cases to 271. Currently, there are 133 active cases of the virus and five patients remain hospitalized.

UPDATE: May 9, 2020

Nine more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Brazos County, bringing the total number of known cases of the coronavirus to 265 people. That is according to an update from the Brazos County Health District.

There are currently 127 active cases of the virus and five people remain hospitalized at this time. To date, there have been 4,349 people tested in the county.

UPDATE: May 8, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed the 18th death of a Brazos County resident who tested positive for COVID-19.  The resident was a male in his 60’s that was hospitalized.

There have been 13 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 256. 

The next press conference for the county is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.  

UPDATE: May 7, 2020

There have been 11 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 243. 

Currently, 119 cases have recovered, recovered is defined as someone who has been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been 10 days after onset of symptoms.  

There are 107 active cases, with active meaning cases that have not met the definition of being recovered. 

The next press conference for the county is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.  

UPDATE: May 6, 2020

 There have been 13 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 232. 

Below is a graph mapping the number of total, active, and recovered cases in Brazos County.

Credit: Brazos County Health District

The next press conference for the county is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.  

UPDATE: May 5, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed another person has died as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The patient was a woman in her 90s who had been hospitalized outside of the Brazos County limits. She is the 17th person the county has lost due to COVID-19.

There have been 10 more known positive cases of coronavirus reported in the county, bringing the total of known cases to 219. There are currently 87 active cases of coronavirus in the county and four people remain hospitalized at this time.

The next press conference for the county is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

UPDATE: May 4, 2020

There has been one additional positive case of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 209, with 78 active cases. Currently, three people remain hospitalized. 

The next press conference is scheduled for today at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.  

UPDATE: May 3, 2020

The Brazos County Health District reported there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the county at this time. There are currently 208 positive cases with 77 of those cases active. Four people remain hospitalized at this time.

The total number of people tested is 3,805 in Brazos County.

UPDATE: May 2, 3020

There have been six new positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. This brings the total number of known positive cases reported to 208. The number of active cases are 77, with four people hospitalized.

UPDATE: May 1, 2020

There have been five additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District, bringing the total number of positive cases to 202.

Currently, five patients are hospitalized, with 95 active cases. 

The next press conference is scheduled for Monday, May 4 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.  

UPDATE: April 30, 2020

There have been 4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District.  The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 197.  

The next press conference is scheduled for today at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

BRAZOS CO. HEALTH DISTRICT COVID-19 UPDATE: April 30, 2020

The Brazos Co. Health District is giving an update on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Brazos County. To read the latest updates: https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/brazos-county-reports-cases-of-coronavirus/499-bb82428a-417e-4287-b7f8-ef6cf60ffa2b

Posted by KAGS TV on Thursday, April 30, 2020

UPDATE: April 29, 2020

There have been 5 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 193.  

Currently, eight patients are hospitalized with 89 active cases, according to the Brazos County Health District.

The next press conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.  

UPDATE: April 28, 2020

There have been six additional positive case of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 188.  

Currently, seven patients are hospitalized with 86 active cases, according to the Brazos County Health District. 

The next press conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.  

UPDATE: April 27, 2020

There have been no additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District within the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 182.  

There are currently 82 active cases, these are cases that have not met the definition of being recovered. 84 cases have been classified as recovered, meaning someone who has been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been seven days after onset of symptoms.  

The next press conference is scheduled for Monday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 26, 2020

The Brazos County Health District reported there was an error on Saturday's update. They reported seven people were hospitalized, but there were only six. They said one of those listed as hospitalized was not someone associated with Brazos County. Six people remain hospitalized as of today's update.

There has also been one additional positive COVID-19 case reported in Brazos County, bringing the total number of positive cases to 182. At least 89 of those cases are active.

UPDATE: April 25, 2020

The Brazos County Health District reported the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the county is 181. Seven people remain hospitalized at this time.

UPDATE: April 24, 2020

There have been four additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 181.  

The next press conference is scheduled for Monday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 23, 2020

The Brazos County Health District reported there have been no additional cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazos County. The total number of positive cases remains at 177 at this time.

There are currently 96 active cases and eight people remain hospitalized since the last update. The health district reported there are at least 65 patients who have recovered from the virus. Sixteen people have died since the outbreak began in the county.

Health officials say despite not having any positive cases today, it doesn't mean loosening restrictions is the best course of action. Today, the WHO continues to warn the world the pandemic is far from over. They said governments should maintain their restrictions or even increase them to avoid a second wave.

That second wave could come as early as the fall, something health officials are concerned about because it will coincide with flu season.

"Complacency could be our worst enemy at this time. We cannot permit ourselves to believe we are secure and safe. Any steps to ease social and physical distancing measures must be carefully considered and gradually undertaken," said Dr. Hans Kluge, director of WHO Europe. "The public must understand the inherent risks as governments, understandably, try to release the steam building up in societies and pressing our respective economies. This is not an exit; there is no fast track to the new normal."

The next Brazos County Update will be today at 4:30pm. You can watch it LIVE here or on our Facebook page.

BRAZOS CO. UPDATE COVID-19: 4-23-20

The Brazos County Health District is giving an update on the COVID-19 response in Brazos County. There were no new cases diagnosed as of today but there are 96 active cases and eight people remain hospitalized. Read More: https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/brazos-county-reports-cases-of-coronavirus/499-bb82428a-417e-4287-b7f8-ef6cf60ffa2b

Posted by KAGS TV on Thursday, April 23, 2020

UPDATE: April 22, 2020

There have been four additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 177. 

The next press conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 21, 2020

There have been three additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 173.  

There are currently 100 active cases in Brazos County, with 57 cases recovered. Recovered is defined as someone who has been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been seven days after onset of symptoms. Active cases are those that have not met the definition of being recovered.

The next press conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

Brazos Co. Health District Update: 4-20-2020

The Brazos County Health District is updating the public on the current response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, there are 170 positive cases of coronavirus and 16 deaths in Brazos County. No new cases were diagnosed as of today. Currently, there are 97 active cases and 11 people are hospitalized. Read More: https://www.kagstv.com/coronavirus-covid-19

Posted by KAGS TV on Monday, April 20, 2020

UPDATE: April 19, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed one more case of COVID-19 in Brazos County. That brings the total number of positive cases diagnosed in the county to 170. At least 16 people have died of the coronavirus in Brazos County.

There are currently 11 people in the hospital, which is up from eight in less than 24 hours. There are 104 active cases of the virus at this time.

UPDATE: April 18, 2020

A 16th person has died of coronavirus in Brazos County. The health district confirmed the patient was a man in his 70s. They also said five more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and that brings the total number of positive cases to 169 in Brazos County.

Currently, there are 103 active cases of COVID-19 in the county and there are eight patients who are hospitalized. To date, 50 people are considered to have recovered from the virus.

The next Brazos County Health District update will be Monday, April 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm. You can watch it here on this link or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 17, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed the 15th death of a Brazos County resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was a male in his 80’s.

There have been six additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District, making the total number of positive cases in Brazos County 164. 

As of today, there has been 50 recovered cases, with recovered being defined as someone who has been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been 7 days after onset of symptoms. 

There are currently 99 active cases, active cases are those that have not met the definition of being recovered.

The next press conference is scheduled for Monday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 16, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed the 14th death of a Brazos County resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was a female in her 80’s who was on hospice care.

There have been 7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District.  The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 158. 

The next press conference is scheduled for today at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

Brazos Co. Health District Update: 4-16-2020

The Brazos County Health District is giving an update on the COVID-19 response. Currently, there are 158 positive cases of corona virus and 14 deaths in Brazos County. Read more: https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-live-blog-april-13-2020/507-358d1443-3eca-46d2-adfd-2bc046fd2556

Posted by KAGS TV on Thursday, April 16, 2020

UPDATE: April 15, 2020

There have been two additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District.  This brings the total number of positive cases in Brazos County to 151.  

Currently, 38 cases have recovered, recovered being defined as someone who has been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been 7 days after onset of symptoms. 

There are eight current hospitalizations due to COVID-19, and 13 total deaths. 

The next press conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 14, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed the 13th death of a Brazos County resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was a male in his 60’s who was hospitalized.  

There have been six additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 149. 

The next press conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 13, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed a 12th person has died in Brazos County from the coronavirus. The patient was a female in her 80’s who was on hospice care. 

There are currently 143 positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County, and nine people remain hospitalized due to the virus. 

There will be a press conference update today at 4:30 p.m., you can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

Brazos Co. Health District Update: April 13, 2020

The Brazos Co. Health District is giving an update on the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, 12 people have died from the coronavirus in Brazos County. There are 143 positive cases of COVID-19 at this time. Read More: https://www.kagstv.com/coronavirus-covid-19

Posted by KAGS TV on Monday, April 13, 2020

UPDATE: April 12, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed an 11th person has died in Brazos County from the coronavirus. The patient is a woman in her 80s who had been hospitalized. There are currently 140 positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County, and 10 people remain hospitalized due to the virus.

At this time, there are 13,484 positive cases of COVID-19 in Texas and 1,338 people are hospitalized. At least 271 people have died from the virus. At least 177 of Texas' 254 counties have reported cases of COVID-19. These statistics are according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. They have an interactive map that allows you to track cases of coronavirus in Texas.

The next press conference is scheduled for Monday, April 13 at 4:30 pm. You can watch it live here, or on the KAGS Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 11, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are now 134 positive cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County. They also reported a woman in her 70s, who had been hospitalized since being diagnosed with the coronavirus, has died.

This marks the 10th person to die of COVID-19 in Brazos County.

The next press conference is scheduled for Monday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m.

UPDATE: April 10, 2020

According to the Brazos County Health District, there have been 2 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. This brings the total number of positive cases in Brazos County to 116. 

Currently, there are 27 recoveries. Recovered is defined as someone who has been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been seven days after onset of symptoms. 

The next press conference is scheduled for Monday, April 13 at 4:30 pm. You can watch it live on the KAGS Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 9, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed the ninth death of a Brazos County resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was a female in her 80’s who was on hospice care.

Additionally, there have been 6 more positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District (BCHD).  The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 114.  

The health district will host a press conference today at 4:30 p.m. You can watch it live on the KAGS Facebook page.

Severe WX/Brazos CO Update

WARNING: This will be a mix of the severe weather we have moving throughout the area and the COVID-19 update from the Brazos County Health District. Read more about the COVID-19 outbreak in the Brazos Valley: https://www.kagstv.com/coronavirus-covid-19

Posted by KAGS TV on Thursday, April 9, 2020

UPDATE: April 8, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed the eighth death of a Brazos County resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was a female in her 80’s who was hospitalized.

 There have been 11 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is 108. 

There are currently nine hospitalizations and 22 people have fully recovered. 

The next press conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 9 at 4:30 pm. You can watch it live on the KAGS Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 7, 2020

According to the Brazos County Health District, there have been 3 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is currently 97. 

The next press conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 9 at 4:30 pm. You can watch it live on the KAGS Facebook page.

UPDATE: April 6, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed the seventh death of a Brazos County resident who tested positive for COVID-19.  The resident was a male in his 80’s who was hospitalized. 

There have been no additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District.  The total number of positive cases in Brazos County is currently 94.

Brazos County Health District Update on COVID-19: April 6, 2020

The Brazos County Health District is giving an update on the county's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In Brazos County, there are 94 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 7 people have died. Read more: https://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/brazos-county-reports-cases-of-coronavirus/499-bb82428a-417e-4287-b7f8-ef6cf60ffa2b

Posted by KAGS TV on Monday, April 6, 2020

UPDATE: April 5, 2020

Nineteen new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, bringing the total number of cases in Brazos County to 94 people. It is the most cases diagnosed in one day in Brazos County since the outbreak started in March.

Another patient diagnosed with the virus has also died, bringing the total number of deaths to six. The patient was a man in his 80s who had been hospitalized.

UPDATE: April 4, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed there are a total of 75 cases of coronavirus in Brazos County. Ten patients have recovered from the virus and eight people remain hospitalized since the last update. There have been five patients who have died.

The health district will be holding its next press conference Monday, April 6 at 4:30. As always, you can watch it LIVE here or on our Facebook page. You can submit your questions and our staff will ask officials.

UPDATE: April 3, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed the fifth death of a Brazos County resident who tested positive for COVID-19. The resident was a female in her 70’s who was hospitalized.  

There have been 4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Brazos County Health District. This brings the total number of positive cases in Brazos County to 72.  

There have been 10 recoveries in Brazos County. Recovered is defined as someone who has been fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medications, and it has been 7 days after onset of symptoms.  

Brazos Co. Health District COVID-19 Update

The Brazos County Health District gives an update on the county's response to COVID-19. Press conference expected to start at 4:30 pm. For more info, check out our COVID-19 page: https://www.kagstv.com/coronavirus-covid-19

Posted by KAGS TV on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Update: April 2, 2020

A fourth person has died from COVID-19 in Brazos County, the patient was a female in her 90’s who was hospitalized, according to the Brazos County Health District.

There are six more positive cases of coronavirus in Brazos County, bringing the total in the county to 68. Seven people remain hospitalized at this time. 

Today at 4:30 p.m., the health district is hosting a press conference. You can watch it live on the KAGS Facebook page.

Update: April 1, 2020

A third person has died from COVID-19 in Brazos County, according to the Brazos County Health District. The patient was a woman in her 80s who had been hospitalized after her diagnosis.

There are 10 more positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the total in the county to 63. At this time, eight people remain hospitalized.

The next press conference from the health district will be Thursday, April 2 at 4:30. You can watch it live on this article or on the KAGS Facebook page.

Update: March 31, 2020

There are now 53 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Brazos County, according to the Brazos County Health District. Six people remain hospitalized at last check and at least two patients who were hospitalized have been discharged.

The next press conference from the health district will be Thursday, April 2 at 4:30. You can watch it live on this article or on the KAGS Facebook page.

Update: March 30, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has just confirmed two more positive cases in Brazos County, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 46. There have been two coronavirus related deaths in the county and five hospitalizations. 

Doctors from Baylor Scott & White said they have made upgrades to their policies in regards to treating potential coronavirus patients, including where the potential patient goes when they come to the hospital and the personal protective equipment, also known as PPE, that is needed to make sure health care workers are protected, as well as other patients.

Baylor Scott & White is also making changes in their hospitals across the Brazos Valley. They are working to make sure all of its hospitals are equipped with handling potential COVID-19 cases.

CapRock Health said it is prepared to take any overflow of patients if needed from Baylor Scott & White or CHI St. Joseph.

Update: March 29, 2020

A second patient has died from the coronavirus in Brazos County, according to the Brazos County Health District. The patient was a woman in her 90s, who had been hospitalized since being diagnosed.

There are also four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazos County, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 44.

Gov. Abbott is expected to give a press conference. You can watch it LIVE on our Facebook, starting at 2 p.m.

Update: March 28, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed one person has died from coronavirus. The man was a Brazos County man in his 80s who was in Hospice care. Dr. Seth Sullivan, the Brazos County Health Authority, said the man lived in College Station and is believed to have caught the virus from a community transmission source.

Six patients remain in the hospital at this time. The total number of cases at this time in Brazos County is 40.

Bryan and College Station mayors Andrew Nelson and Karl Mooney are stressing the importance of abiding by the shelter-in-place decree set in place Tuesday. They said if you are caught not abiding by the decree, the police have been instructed to handle the situation.

During Saturday's press conference, Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson pleaded for help from Governor Abbott, asking for stricter guidelines and stop people from traveling from city to city. He said local law enforcement cannot solve the problem by themselves.

You can see the full press conference on our Facebook page.

Also Saturday, Gov. Abbott tweeted he would be removing licensing barriers for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. This is in an effort to help more health care workers working on the coronavirus outbreak.

Update: March 27, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed three more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients in Brazos County to 31.

Another patient has been hospitalized at this time. That brings the total number of patients in the hospital to four.

There are still no deaths due to COVID-19 in Brazos County.

The next press conference from the health district is expected to be Monday, March 30 at 4:30pm. You can watch it LIVE on air or on our Facebook page.

Update: March 26, 2020

The Brazos County Health district has confirmed seven additional cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients in Brazos County to 28.

The district also confirmed another hospitalization due to COVID-19, making a total of three current hospitalizations. 

There are still no deaths due to COVID-19 in Brazos County.

The next press conference from the health district is expected to be Monday, March 30 at 4:30pm. You can watch it LIVE on air or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: March 25, 2020

The Brazos County Health district has confirmed five more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients in the county to 21.

At this time, two patients have been hospitalized and the other patients are continuing to recover at home. The health district reported there are no deaths reported from COVID-19 in Brazos County but the virus is considered to be "community wide-spread".

The next press conference from the health district is expected to be Monday, March 30 at 4:30pm. You can watch it LIVE on air or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE: March 24, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed four more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients in the county to 16.

At this time, 12 of the cases are believed to be travel related and four people are believed to be infected due to community spread.

At least one of the 16 patients has been hospitalized at this time and health officials say it is one that was reported of the four new ones today. The other 15 patients are at home recovering.

The health district said the case Dr. Sullivan reported as being hospitalized was not in Brazos County. There is no new information on the patients being released because of community spread.

The health district has not yet confirmed when a press conference will be held.

UPDATE: March 22, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed two more cases of coronavirus, and the second community transmission case.

Ten of the cases are travel-related. There is no new information on who the patients are, but the health district says all 12 patients don't require hospitalization and the appear to be recovering well at home.

UPDATE: March 21, 2020

The Brazos County Health District has confirmed four additional cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 10 in the county. They said all at this time are thought to be travel related.

Only one case of confirmed coronavirus in the county has been diagnosed as a community transmission, meaning it was passed from person to person and was not travel related.

The patient information is not known at this time, but the health district says all 10 cases at this time are resting at home and doing well.

UPDATE: March 20, 2020

Dr. Seth Sullivan with the Brazos County Health District confirmed at a press conference Friday the county has its first case of community coronavirus transmission.

The patient is a man in his 30s and does not have a history of travel. Dr. Sullivan said the man went to the emergency room of a local hospital and proper precautions were taken in case a positive result came back. The patient is currently at home and is improving, according to health officials.

Dr. Sullivan also announced another case of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in Brazos County to six. This is a man in his 20s that recently traveled to New Mexico. He is also at home and resting, Dr. Sullivan said.

"It is critical that each and every one of us does our part to stop the chain of viral transmission," Dr. Sullivan said. "This is a reason to heed the direction of public health agencies and the directives of government health officials."

UPDATE: March 19, 2020

The Brazos County Health District confirmed Thursday there is one additional case of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, in Brazos County. The total positive cases of COVID-19 in the Brazos County is four. All four cases are believed to travel related. They are all currently quarantined at home. The information we have on the patients as of now is:

  • Female in her 20s who traveled to Spain
  • Male in his 60s who traveled to Colorado
  • Female in her 20s who traveled to New York
  • Female in her 50s who traveled to Colorado

We will update you as the information becomes available.

PREVIOUS STORY: March 18, 2020

The Brazos County Health District confirmed Wednesday there are two additional cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, in Brazos County. The cases are still under investigation at this time so details behind who the patients are and how they got the virus have not yet been released.

The health district said some of the tests were done at private labs so information is still needed.

We will update you as the information becomes available.

PREVIOUS STORY: March 17, 2020

The Brazos County Health Department has confirmed there is a positive case of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 in Brazos County.

The patient is a woman in her 20's who is not a student at Texas A&M or Blinn College. The release did not state if the patient had been in isolation or where they had been recovering and it did not state her condition.

The Brazos County Health District is working with the Texas Department of State Health Services  At this time, Texas now has 57 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The Brazos Valley Health Department said they are planning on doing a press conference Tuesday at 12 pm at the health district with Dr. Seth Sullivan. You can watch on our Facebook page and ask questions. We'll ask them for you!

Here's what you can do right now:

  • You are okay. The health district maintains the coronavirus threat to the public remains low at this time.
  • Continue to practice social distancing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you don't have soap and water at the ready, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Don't touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue away and wash your hands!
  • Clean and disinfect your areas or objects that are frequently touched like objects and surfaces.

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DON'T DO THIS:

  • Wear a face mask if you are not sick. Face masks are only recommended if you are told to do it by a health care provider.
  • Buy "home" testing kits. These are people who are trying to take advantage of you and any anxiety you might have. Right now, testing can not be done in your home. There is no self-test for coronavirus.
  • Don't turn to random social media posts for information. The CDC or the Texas State Department of Health updates their guidelines and information. You can turn to KAGS for information. We have a special page set up for information.

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What if you're in a risk group for coronavirus?

If you are 65 or older and/or have an underlying health issue like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer, you have a bigger chance of getting coronavirus than the general public. The Brazos County Health District recommends these people stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people. Talk to your health care provider about getting additional prescription medication so you don't run out.

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What do I do if I feel sick right now?

If you are in a high risk group like the one described above, and are experiencing cough, fever or shortness of breath, call your doctor. If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.

If you are generally in good health and have mild symptoms, again, practice social distancing and take care of yourself like you would if you had the flu.

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