On Oct. 26, the county reported 32 cases, a relatively low number. However, daily case counts began to climb and peaked Nov. 4 with 92 cases reported. Case counts have since started to fall, with the lowest being 43 cases reported Nov. 8. On Nov. 9, the county reported 66 cases.
The city of Pearland’s case count has mimicked the county’s over this time. Pearland has 282 of the county’s 907 active cases. The majority of the county’s cases and Pearland’s are in the 30-39 age bracket.
The county’s general bed usage has started to climb, though the number of beds occupied by COVID-19 patients has stayed relatively the same since September, according to data from the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council, or SETRAC. Starting Oct. 26, the number of beds occupied by suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients ranged from 11 to 26.
The number of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients in ICU beds spiked to 16 on Oct. 26 and again on Nov. 9, according to data from SETRAC. In between those two dates, the number of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients in the ICU ranged from four to nine patients a day.