DATA: An analysis of Brazoria County COVID-19 cases by age and location

person wearing mask
A look at COVID-19 cases in Brazoria County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

A look at COVID-19 cases in Brazoria County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state of Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the shutdown bars at noon June 26 and restricted restaurants to 50% capacity starting at 12:01 a.m. June 29. Cases have increased not just throughout the state—in Brazoria County, the largest number of daily cases since the virus was first recorded have occurred between June 23-25.

From May 3-9, at the beginning of reopening the state, the county was averaging 8.42 cases a day. From June 15-21, the county averaged 44.14 cases a day. New cases reported include both confirmed and probable cases, according to Brazoria County.

Most of the cases in Brazoria County are in Pearland. Nearly 45.55% of Brazoria County’s cases come from Pearland. The city also makes up 32.72% of Brazoria County’s total population, making it the most populous city in the county.


There are 266 confirmed cases and 413 recoveries in Pearland as of June 25, or roughly 2 cases per 1,000 residents and 3 recoveries per 1,000 residents.

On June 25, the city of Pearland passed an ordinance requiring a mask in all places of business. While Brazoria County has not required anyone to wear a mask, the county’s social media account recommends social distancing and wearing a mask.

The majority of the cases in Brazoria County are people aged 30-39 and 40-49. Slightly fewer cases are those ages 20-29. All of the COVID-19-related deaths in Brazoria County have been those 50 years or older.

All COVID-19 case data is sourced from Brazoria County.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


MOST RECENT

Brazoria County reported 105 confirmed coronavirus cases on July 2. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Brazoria County reports 105 COVID-19 cases July 2, a new daily record

The previous daily record was 100 new cases June 30.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

The city of Houston reported the 14-day moving average for testing positivity was at 24.8% as of June 28, up from 15.4% on June 1. (Community Impact staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 1,249 cases, three deaths confirmed July 2

The city of Houston reported the 14-day moving average for testing positivity was at 24.8% as of June 28, up from 15.4% on June 1.

Houston fireworks display
Here’s how to celebrate Fourth of July across the Greater Houston area

Several Houston-area cities are still planning fireworks shows with drive-in or virtual components this Fourth of July.

Brazoria County has experienced a spike in coronavirus cases. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Brazoria County reports spike in COVID-19 cases as Texas reopens

Cathy Sbrusch, director of public health services, said the spike seems to be due to "increased community movement."

Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

"COVID-19 is not going away," Gov. Abbott said. "In fact, it is getting worse."

The Kemah Boardwalk will be open Fourth of July weekend. (Courtesy Kemah Boardwalk)
3 Houston-area amusement properties will be open Fourth of July weekend

The Kemah Boardwalk, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Downtown Aquarium Houston are offering a joint weekend adventure pass for $29.99.

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

Episcopal Health Foundation
Survey: Texans support emphasis on improving economy, safety, pollution to address overall health

“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.

Houston-based Christian Brothers Automotive operates more than 200 locations across the United States. (Courtesy Christian Brothers Automotive)
Q&A: Christian Brothers Automotive CEO talks commercial real estate, essential business operations amid pandemic

The Houston-based automotive company has franchise locations throughout Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Arizona.

Yummy Pho & Bo Ne Pearland is coming soon to 15718 Hwy. 288, Ste. 140. (Courtesy Yummy Pho and Bo Ne Pearland)
Yummy Pho & Bo Ne Pearland pushes back early July grand opening

The grand opening had originally been planned for July 6 but has been postponed due to COVID-19.

In communities across the nation, Walmart Supercenter parking lots will be transformed into contact-free, drive-in movie theaters beginning in August. (Courtesy Walmart)
Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.