Following the extended Labor Day holiday weekend, the county reported a new single-day high of 1,329 cases on Sept. 7, which is the most reported in a single day since the county began tracking daily COVID-19 cases in March 2020. Since then, Brazoria County’s high mark was 716 cases in a single day on Sept. 15.
The county did not report any daily cases on Sept. 14 due to power outages associated with Hurricane Nicholas and only reported 192 cases on Sept. 13, but the county said those numbers were incomplete due to technical difficulties.
The county reported 613 cases on Sept. 16 and 253 cases on Sept. 17, according to the Brazoria County Health Department dashboard. Of the 253 cases, 13 of them were over two weeks old, according to Brazoria County’s Twitter account. In addition, the county reported six COVID-19-related deaths on Sept. 17.
As of Sept. 17, there are 5,264 active cases of COVID-19 in Brazoria County, which is a decrease of 73 active cases from Sept. 1. In total since the county began tracking, there have been 53,721 COVID-19 cases reported, 45,893 recoveries and 588 deaths, according to the dashboard.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 59.13% of Brazoria County’s population age 12 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.