Brazoria County coronavirus cases trend down following Labor Day peak

Brazoria County has recorded three consecutive days where daily COVID-19 cases have trended down. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Brazoria County has recorded three consecutive days where daily COVID-19 cases have trended down. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Brazoria County has recorded three consecutive days where daily COVID-19 cases have trended down. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Brazoria County has recorded three consecutive days where daily COVID-19 cases have trended downward.

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.
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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