Brazoria County sees slight uptick in new COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths in first half of December

Brazoria County has seen a small uptick in average new COVID-19 cases reported the first half of December.
Brazoria County has seen a small uptick in average new COVID-19 cases reported in the first half of December. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Brazoria County has seen a small uptick in average new COVID-19 cases reported in the first half of December. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Brazoria County has seen a small uptick in the average new COVID-19 cases reported in the first half of December. The county reported 54 new single-day COVID-19 cases Dec. 14, according to the Brazoria County Health Department page.

Between Dec. 2-14, Brazoria County averaged 46.92 new COVID-19 cases each day, which is an increase from the average between Nov. 16 and Dec. 1 of 33.44 new COVID-19 cases each day, according to data from the BCHD dashboard.

Of the 54 cases reported Dec. 14, none of them were over two weeks old, according to Brazoria County’s Twitter account. The county did not report any new COVID-19-related deaths Dec. 14.

As of Dec. 14, there are 915 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Brazoria County, which is an increase of 115 active cases from Dec. 1.

In total since the county began tracking, there have been 60,163 COVID-19 cases reported, which is an increase of 610 since Dec. 1. There have also been 58,327 recoveries, which is an increase of 460 since Dec. 1. Additionally, 712 deaths have been reported, which is an increase of seven since Dec. 1, according to dashboard data.


According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 59.1% of Brazoria County’s population age 5 and older is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which is an increase of 1.29%—or about 4,799 people—from Dec. 1, based on Brazoria County’s population from 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data.
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.