With 111 new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday afternoon, it's not the first time Brazoria County has surpassed the previous record of new cases, and it likely won't be the last.
For the second day in a row, Brazoria County officials reported 104 new cases of the novel coronavirus, including the first case inside Angleton’s Country Village Care center. Saturday’s new numbers also marked the fourth day within the week that the newly reported cases reached triple digits.
As the state and Brazoria County continue reporting record-breaking numbers of new COVID-19 cases, Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta approves of Gov. Greg Abbott’s order mandating public mask-wearing to combat further spread.
Brazoria County officials added 104 new cases of COVID-19 to the county tally on Friday — the third day within the week that 100 or more cases have been announced.
The minimized risk of spreading the COVID-19 infection outweighs any minor discomfort that comes from wearing a cloth mask, said a local doctor who practices pulmonary medicine.
Access to Brazoria County’s two islands will be limited from 11 a.m. to midnight this weekend, meaning anyone going to a beach within Brazoria County must arrive before 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Brazoria County officials are in “continual education mode” as the county reached another record-high of 100 new COVID-19 cases and another death Tuesday, Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta said.
The number of Brazoria County residents hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased 250 percent in less than three weeks during the recent surge, according to health department data.
Despite one of Pearland’s lowest days for COVID cases, Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta is not putting stock in the relatively low daily case count of 52 Sunday, considering it is a weekend.
Lake Jackson, Clute and Manvel joined nearby municipalities including Pearland and Harris County in mandating Friday that businesses require employees and patrons to wear masks following a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.
The Facts directed $10,000 this week to ActionS of Brazoria County to help the organization distribute groceries to homebound seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
You wouldn’t drive a nail with a screwdriver or flip a steak with a garden hose. Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference — and right now, the latest research and evidence points to masks being the tool we need to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Following a rapid increase in cases, the City of Clute is mandating that local business patrons over the age of 10 wear masks, starting Monday.
Two days after hitting the record high, Brazoria County’s daily case count reached that number again, reporting another new 77 cases of COVID-19 Thursday evening.
Despite Tuesday’s 77 newly reported COVID-19 cases, Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta does not plan to mandate any county-wide orders like he did toward the beginning of the pandemic.
AUSTIN — Texas public schools will be required to provide in-person instruction for students this fall, but state education officials have delayed releasing final public health guidelines for keeping them safe on campuses during the pandemic.
The number of COVID-positive residents requiring hospital care has almost tripled during the recent surge in cases, but officials aren’t worried that local capacity will be stretched, they said.
Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta remains “extremely concerned” as the daily COVID-19 count jumped 27 percent Tuesday from the previous high mark.
Gov. Greg Abbott struck a newly urgent tone Monday about rising coronavirus numbers in Texas but said "closing down Texas again will always be the last option."
Brazoria County officials reported 26 new cases Monday, the lowest daily case count since June 13. Labs run more slowly on the weekend, County Judge Matt Sebesta has said, so Monday’s tally also marked the lowest weekday count since June 11. Alvin and Danbury are both conducting free COVID-19 testing this week.
Brazoria County officials reported 26 new cases on Monday, the lowest daily case count since Saturday, June 13. Labs run more slowly on the weekend, County Judge Matt Sebesta has said, so Monday’s tally also marked the lowest weekday count since Thursday, June 11.
With record-breaking Sunday numbers and the third-highest coronavirus case count, Brazoria County reported 52 new positive cases on Sunday.
Brazoria County did not break a new COVID-19 case count record for the fourth time in a week Friday, but did report its second-highest case count to date with 54.
Coronavirus daily case count numbers are steadily falling, but, with 34 new coronavirus cases reported Saturday, numbers remain higher than were projected near the onset of the pandemic.
In the case of Wednesday's editorial, we could have made our points better about the need for public engagement with elected officials better than we did.
Judge Terri Holder granted former Freeport city manager Jeff Pynes shock probation Friday morning, releasing him from prison after almost five months of a 10-year sentence.
Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta implores residents to get back on their A game as the county broke its record for new COVID-19 cases Wednesday for the second time this week.
Brazoria County already broke the daily case count record twice in one week, and the numbers have continued to rise. County officials reported 56 new cases spread out over 13 cities on Thursday afternoon.
Bexar and Hidalgo counties have imposed a new mask rule for local businesses, saying they must require employees and customers to wear masks when social distancing isn't possible.
ANGLETON — Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta believes younger adults who are letting their guards down could be responsible a spike in positive COVID-19 tests, he said after another day of reporting 30-plus new cases.
Investigators have identified 39-year-old Kenneth Oneal Branch as a suspect in the possible kidnapping case from June 7. Anyone with information on his whereabouts are urged to contact the sheriff’s office or call Brazoria County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-460-2222.
ANGLETON — The 33 new cases Brazoria County officials reported Monday evening show the county “is losing ground” in its efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, the county’s top elected official said.