Brazoria County reports daily high of 200 new COVID-19 cases Sept. 11 after case count backlog

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Brazoria County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Brazoria County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Brazoria County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Brazoria County reported 200 new COVID-19 cases Sept. 11, the highest amount the county has reported in one day so far. However, the county is working through a backlog of cases, which accounts for the higher numbers, according to a Facebook post by the county Sept. 12.

The number of patients in general hospital beds has remained consistent since Sept. 4 despite the county’s backlog of cases, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients took up from 14 to 28 general use beds this past week. The county has a 425 general beds with a surge capacity of 510.


The county has 40 operational intensive care unit beds, with 19 of those beds taken up by suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients Sept. 11, according to data from the SETRAC. As few as six beds were taken by COVID-19 patients, according to Sept. 10 data. The county has an ICU surge capacity of 49.


The county reported over 200 recoveries Sept. 4-5 and Sept. 8-9 and over 100 on Sept. 12. The county has reported 11 COVID-19-related deaths since Sept. 4.

Most of the county’s COVID-19 cases are in Pearland and the 20-29 age bracket.
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.


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