In Brazoria County, average new single-day COVID-19 cases up by 811.89%; deaths remain low

Brazoria County average daily new COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed since the first half of December, according to Brazoria County Health Department data. (Courtesy Pexels)
Brazoria County average daily new COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed since the first half of December, according to Brazoria County Health Department data. (Courtesy Pexels)

Brazoria County average daily new COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed since the first half of December, according to Brazoria County Health Department data. (Courtesy Pexels)

Brazoria County average daily new COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed since the first half of December, according to Brazoria County Health Department data.

Between Dec. 15 and Jan. 5, Brazoria County averaged 427.86 new COVID-19 cases each day, which is an increase from the 46.92 cases a day the county was averaging between Dec. 2 and Dec. 14, according to data from the BCHD dashboard.

The county reported 755 cases Jan. 5 with two of them over two weeks old, according to Brazoria County’s Twitter account. Brazoria County did not report any new COVID-19-related deaths Jan. 5.

As of Jan. 5, there are 8,958 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Brazoria County, which is an increase of 8,043 active cases from Dec. 14.

In total since the county began tracking, there have been 69,576 COVID-19 cases reported, which is an increase of 9,413 since Dec. 14. There have also been 59,134 recoveries, which is an increase of 807 since Dec. 14. Additionally, 716 deaths have been reported, which is an increase of four since Dec. 14, according to dashboard data.


According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 59.78% of Brazoria County’s population age 5 and older is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which is an increase of 0.68%—or about 2,530 people—from Dec. 14, 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.