EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported 6,041 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Sunday and 48 more deaths linked to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
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ANGLETON — CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport officials have not seen an overwhelming spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations that many facilities in the state have experienced, Interim President Jim May said.
Brazoria County is asking the county’s residents to pay attention to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance in the hopes people will avoid dangerous behavior that would be conducive to continued COVID-19 spread.
Brazoria County officials reported 113 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the highest number added to the county dashboard in one day since Sept. 11. Eleven probable cases and 44 recoveries were also reported Monday.
With 53 new cases of COVID-19 reported, Brazoria County’s new case count stayed in the range of double digits Sunday. Nearly half of the new cases came from old test samples, and about half were considered probable.
At 27.09 percent, nearly a third of the 43 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday afternoon came from tests administered more than two weeks ago, officials said.
All the cases included in Brazoria County’s highest COVID-19 case count in two months are relatively current since none of the tests were administered more than two weeks ago, officials said.
The COVID-19 rapid testing kits announced by the Texas Education Agency are filtering down to more school districts across the state, including to Angleton ISD.
ANGLETON — The death of an Alvin man in his 50s, announced Tuesday, contributes to the highest death rate of a city within Brazoria County municipalities.
Of the 907 active cases of COVID-19 in Brazoria County, 64 cases or 7.06 percent have been reported among students and staff members of the five local school districts. Brazoria County officials added 66 new cases to the overall county dashboard Monday.