Submitted by mkp12300 on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 08:46

As of 11.30.22, there have been 72 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported over the previous 48 hours to the Brazos County Health District (BCHD) via the Texas Department of State Health Services.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Brazos County to 63,500.

*This page is updated Thursdays. 

 

Total number of cases

63,718 (72 new cases over the previous 48 hours)

Total number of probable cases**

8,229 (33 new cases over the previous 48 hours)

Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Patients Currently in Hospital (as of 11.29.22)

21

Trauma Service Area Threshold: COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients as a % of Total Hospital Capacity (as of 11.29.22)

TSA N Threshold - 3.85%

Total number of deaths

447

21 total COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough deaths between the ages of 60 - 101 years old have been reported to the Brazos County Health District.  Due to patient privacy, no other information will be shared about the deaths.

According to the CDC, the majority of fully vaccinated individuals who die from COVID-19 are 65 and older. 

The Brazos County Health District encourages everyone 6 months and over to get vaccinated to prevent complications from COVID-19.

 

**A probable COVID-19 case 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.

 

We will no longer be hosting weekly press conferences. We will resume press conferences when there is a major event related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Brazos County Health District is NOT testing for COVID-19 or dispensing PPE or medication.

 

The public is encouraged to practice general preventive actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Get fully vaccinated and, if eligible, boosted against COVID.
  • Wear a face mask that completely covers the mouth and nose. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and keep children home when they are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu shot (the flu shot does not protect against COVID-19, it is still flu season).

 

Minimizing exposure is especially important for people who are 65 or older or who have underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or cancer. People in those groups have a higher risk of developing severe disease if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people. To get ready, they should talk to their doctor about getting additional prescription medications and have enough household items and groceries on hand to stay home as needed.

What to do if you experience symptoms, such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath:

  • People 65 years or older, and/or people with medical issues, like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or a weakened immune system, are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID‑19.
  • If you are a high-risk individual and you develop fever or symptoms, call your doctor.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow your doctor's instructions and refer to CDC recommendations for how to take care of yourself at home.

General Population:

  • If you are in generally good health and have mild symptoms, stay home and take care of yourself like you would for a cold or the flu.
  • If symptoms worsen, call your doctor.

 

If you need help finding a doctor, accessing medical care, or have general questions about COVID-19, call 2‑1‑1 for assistance. 

For more information visit the following websites:

 

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