An elderly College Station man has become the first fatal victim of the coronavirus in Brazos County.
Saturday, the Brazos County Health District confirmed the patient, a man in his 80’s, is the county's first COVID-19-related death.
The man was in hospice care at the time of his death. Authorities say he contracted the virus through community-spread, meaning he has not traveled out of the area.
No other details about the man’s death have been released.
The total number of cases in Brazos County is now 40. Six of those patients remain hospitalized.
The total number of cases in the Brazos Valley now stands at 54.