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ANGLETON — COVID-19 is still at an active outbreak level in Brazoria County as Texas officials rescinded the statewide mask mandate and occupancy restrictions, according to COVID Act Now.
One resident of Tuscany Village Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Pearland was included in the report of 189 new COVID-19 cases announced by Brazoria County officials Friday.
For the second day in a row, more than half of the new COVID-19 cases reported are actually old cases, from test samples taken more than two weeks ago. County officials reported 336 cases of the virus Sunday, of which 206 are linked to old tests.
After a low case count Friday which county officials attributed to communication limitations linked to the recent power outages, officials reported 300 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, along with 130 recoveries.
ANGLETON — County clinics are set to restart second dose appointments scheduled for today and begin administering new vaccinations as soon as last week’s shipment enters county refrigerators.
ANGLETON — Eight local clinics are set to receive a combined 10,500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week, the Department of State Health Services announced.
ANGLETON — Brazoria County is now averaging 38.9 daily cases per 100,000 residents — the county’s lowest mark since Dec. 15, according to COVID Act Now.
Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta will continue to push for substantial COVID-19 vaccine allocations for the county, according to a news release from county spokeswoman Sharon Trower Monday afternoon. Officials reported 150 new confirmed and 14 probable cases and 377 recoveries Monday.
ANGLETON — Residents can now register on UTMB Health’s waitlist at utmbhealth.com/vaccine to possibly receive one of the next round of doses, spokeswoman Tonya Visor said.
Vaccination appointments are available through Community Health Network for drive-thru inoculation events scheduled for Friday in Lake Jackson and Saturday in Iowa Colony.
With Brazoria County officials reporting three deaths, 226 new cases and 605 new recoveries Monday, the rate of recovery among those with COVID-19 continues to be fairly high.
Of Sunday’s 207 new COVID-19 cases, 28 are probable and two are from tests more than two weeks old. Zero recoveries were reported in Sunday’s county-provided data.
Hundreds of cars were waiting in line, all in an orderly fashion. There appeared to be little confusion and almost a rhythm as each encounter and vaccination occured.
ANGLETON — Brazoria County is announcing an average of almost two COVID-19-related deaths each day this year after three more fatalities were added to the toll Thursday.
ANGLETON — Local officials are powerless over when shipments of COVID-19 vaccine will come to Brazoria County since the federal government pays for them and states decide where their allotment goes, County Judge Matt Sebesta said.
Every appointment slot was gone within the hour after Brazoria County officials sent out a news release indicating there were appointments available for the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday afternoon.