Since then, the county has seen three consecutive days of a decreasing trend in new cases, reporting 235 new cases on Aug. 19, which is a decrease from the 292 reported Aug. 18, according to the BCHD dashboard. The county reported 672 new cases on Aug. 17. Overall, cases began trending up around July 26.
Of the 235 cases reported Aug. 19, nine are over two weeks old, according to Brazoria County’s Twitter account. In addition, the county reported seven COVID-19 related deaths on Aug. 19.
As of Aug. 19, there are 4,649 active cases of COVID-19 in Brazoria County. In total, there have been 45,288 COVID-19 cases reported, 38,826 recoveries and 497 deaths, according to the dashboard.
There are seven confirmed active cases in children 9 years old or younger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 54.4% of Brazoria County’s population age 12 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.