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Brazoria County is seeing a COVID-19 spike that is happening nationwide. There are multiple reasons for the numbers to be increasing such as the most recent holiday and relaxed social distancing measures.
ANGLETON — County officials remain vigilant about putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind them, but the potential of the Delta variant causing a spike in new cases has some prepared for the worst.
ANGLETON — COVID-19 has been largely eradicated in local prisons with only one inmate actively battling the respiratory virus, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
After a weekend of not reporting new COVID-19 cases, the numbers released by Brazoria County officials Monday afternoon were not significantly higher than those seen the previous week.
Friday’s COVID-19 numbers were similar to those of Thursday: a report of 79 new confirmed cases and 44 probables. While the numbers of new cases during the past week have fluctuated wildly from a low of nine to a high of 80, the county is averaging 55.57 new cases each day.
ANGLETON — Brazoria County is shutting down its COVID-19 Call Center at 5 p.m. today, citing a lack of a need and to give county employees a rest from almost 14 months of exhausting work.
With the addition of 58 new COVID-19 cases reported by Brazoria County officials Sunday afternoon, there have been 35,573 cases reported within the county — excluding prison cases, which are very low locally.
Those who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine and would like to do so have the opportunity today between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Brazosport High School in Freeport. County officials announced 63 new cases — 42 confirmed, 21 probable — on Friday afternoon.
ANGLETON — It wasn’t long ago, when eligibility was limited to seniors and people with certain serious health conditions, Brazoria County residents were scrambling to get an appointment to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
While recoveries continued to outpace new cases with Brazoria County’s announcement of 75 and 60, respectively, Friday afternoon, a Clute man in his 70s became the county’s 403rd fatality.
ANGLETON — Southern Brazoria County health care providers said they have received no reports of adverse side effects from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which federal officials recommended Tuesday be paused from use.
CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport will distribute 450 Johnson & Johnson vaccines to all those 18 and older during a clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. County officials announced 43 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
ANGLETON — Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive decision to prohibit government-mandated vaccine passports was met with significant praise by residents.