DATA: COVID-19 cases fluctuate as Brazoria County heads into new normal

A comprehensive look at Brazoria County and Pearland COVID-19 data since early July. (Designed by Justin Howell)
A comprehensive look at Brazoria County and Pearland COVID-19 data since early July. (Designed by Justin Howell)

A comprehensive look at Brazoria County and Pearland COVID-19 data since early July. (Designed by Justin Howell)

Case counts peaked in mid-July for both Brazoria County and Pearland. While case counts in August and September, as of Sept. 9, have not been as high as they were in July, neither entity has observed a steady decline.

Pearland case counts mimic Brazoria County counts, according to county data. Pearland has experienced spikes through the summer and in September, while Brazoria County's spikes are mostly concentrated in July. Pearland's highest daily case counts were reported August 27 and Sept. 4.


While the average age of Brazoria County residents ranges from the late 30s to the early 40s, the majority of the active cases in the county are in the 20-29 age bracket, according to county data.


COVID-19 patients have taken up a fraction of the ICU and general-use beds available in Brazoria County, according to data from the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Since the beginning of July, the number of COVID-19 patients in general use and ICU beds has fallen.

By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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