Brazoria County saw its largest single-day number of new COVID-19 cases reported Aug. 16

Brazoria County reported 676 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 16, which was its largest single-day jump in the number of COVID-19 cases since the county started tracking COVID-19 cases in March of 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Brazoria County reported 676 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 16, which was its largest single-day jump in the number of cases since the county started tracking in March of 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Brazoria County reported 676 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 16, which was its largest single-day jump in the number of cases since the county started tracking in March of 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Brazoria County reported 676 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 16, which was its largest single-day jump in the number of cases since the county started tracking in March of 2020, according to the Brazoria County Health Department.

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.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started off as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market before transitioning to the Pearland/Friendswood market in August 2021. Andy covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Andy served as the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and got to cover the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.



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