Brazoria County new single-day COVID-19 cases down 34% from mid-January

The county recorded 3,233 cases the week of Jan. 16 and 1,875 cases the week of Jan. 23. A year prior, the week of Jan. 17, there were 1,422 cases reported, according to GCHD data. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The county recorded 3,233 cases the week of Jan. 16 and 1,875 cases the week of Jan. 23. A year prior, the week of Jan. 17, there were 1,422 cases reported, according to GCHD data. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The county recorded 3,233 cases the week of Jan. 16 and 1,875 cases the week of Jan. 23. A year prior, the week of Jan. 17, there were 1,422 cases reported, according to GCHD data. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Brazoria County continues to trend downward in new single-day COVID-19 cases and active cases as of early February.

Brazoria County averaged 413.2 new single-day COVID-19 cases between Jan. 20 and Feb. 3, according to Brazoria County Health Department’s dashboard data. The county was averaging 629.93 new COVID-19 cases each day between Jan. 5 to Jan. 19, which means new single-day cases have dropped by 34.41%.

The county reported 359 cases Feb. 3 with six of them over two weeks old, according to Brazoria County’s Twitter account. Brazoria County reported two new COVID-19-related deaths Feb. 3.

The number of active cases in the county has also continued to fall as it did in mid-January. On Jan. 19, there were 6,147 active cases in Brazoria County, and as of Feb. 3 that number dropped to 5,412 active cases.

The county has also reported 6,560 new recoveries and 29 new deaths between Jan. 20 to Feb. 3, according to dashboard data. In total since the county began tracking, there have been 84,448 COVID-19 cases reported, which is an increase of 6,198 since Jan. 19, according to dashboard data.


According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 61.19% of Brazoria County’s population age 5 and older is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which is an increase of 0.63%—or about 2,343 people—from Jan. 19, 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 as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market, from Katy to the Bay area, before transitioning to the Pearland and Friendswood market in August 2021. He covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to arriving at Community Impact, Andy was the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and covered the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis. Andy has appeared in the Houston Chronicle via an internship in 2020, and freelance work. He can be heard on the Pawd Slama Jama podcast still covering UH athletics.