SATURDAY UPDATE: New COVID-19 cases reported in area counties

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Burleson County has confirmed its first case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of people confirmed to be carriers of the virus to 54 in counties across the Brazos Valley.

Brazos County confirmed its first fatal case of the virus. Authorities on Saturday said a man in his 80s recently passed away while in hospice care. The total number of cases in Brazos County is now 40.

Roberston County is also listed as having a second case confirmed, according to the state.

No specific details were immediately available for any of the new cases reported on Saturday.

Responding to Burleson County's first confirmed case, County Judge Keith Schroeder said residents should continue their vigilant efforts to avoid an executive order or a shelter in place order.

"We believe that by every resident doing their part we will establish a framework in which we can all be successful in not only fighting the virus but in keeping people employed," said Judge Schroeder.

Shelter-in-place orders remain in effect for Brazos, Robertson, and Milam Counties.

Click here for a list of area counties with confirmed cases.

Washington County has five confirmed cases. Milam and Grimes Counties continue to report only two.

The state has Walker County's count at three but KBTX has verified with local authorities that number is the result of a data error and only two cases remain confirmed.

As of Saturday afternoon, more than 2,000 cases had been reported confirmed across Texas along with 27 deaths.