Local health officials say it may take 2-6 weeks before the case peak


BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) – Brazos County health officials warned on Monday that we may be another two to six weeks before we see a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the region.

Dr. Seth Sullivan said the Brazos County Health District and Texas A&M University are working together on modeling that indicates the worst may come, although no new cases of the virus have been reported in Brazos County on Monday.
Click here to watch the full press conference.
The infection rate for Brazos and Washington counties continues to be above the state average, and although there is no confirmed reason for this, Dr. Sullivan said he could be linked to the fact that the region has a certain number of university-aged residents.
Statistics show that about half of all positive cases in Brazos County are men and women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. About three-quarters of these cases are of community origin.
The mayors of the twin cities and the county judge attended the press conference and continued to stress the importance of continued social distancing in the coming weeks.

They urged families to avoid shopping unless absolutely necessary, and said shopping should include as few people as possible per household.
Judge Duane Peters of Brazos County said he had been approached by several pastors who had asked about Easter Sunday services, and although legally they can host services in person, this is highly discouraged.
A spiritual helpline to help connect residents with spiritual support is now available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call 979-361-5790.


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