ANGLETON — Brazoria County hit its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases in nearly a month with Tuesday’s 46 reported infections.

Tuesday’s total was the most since Sept. 25’s 103 reported cases, according to county data.

Brazoria County seven-day average has shown a slight surge, averaging 33.14 cases in past week compared to 29 cases the previous seven days.

Pearland residents were the most affected in Tuesday’s report with 13 residents receiving positive test results, followed by Lake Jackson with 10. Five residents from Manvel, four from Alvin, three each from Angleton, Iowa Colony and Sweeny and one each from Jones Creek, Richwood, Clute, Freeport and Liverpool also reported as positive.

Among those, nine were adolescents, seven each were in their 20s and 60s, six were in their 40s, four were in their 70s, three were in their 50s , one was younger than 10 and one was older than 80, according to county data.

The new infections announced daily are from tests taken at least several days previously. On average, it takes two to four days for labs to return results, but some tests could take longer before the findings are reported to the county.

One case was transferred out of county jurisdiction and two were from tests administered more than two weeks ago.

Twenty recoveries were reported Tuesday with no cases were linked to nursing homes, prison units or the Brazoria County jail, Trower said via email.

Of the 11,077 cases reported in Brazoria County, 674 remain active. There have been 10,235 recoveries, or 92.4 percent of infections considered recovered, and 148 fatalities, about 1.3 percent. Twenty cases are considered probable.

Brazoria County death rate remains lower than the state’s 2 percent death rate and a higher rate of recoveries with the state’s 88 percent, according to Texas Health and Human Services data.

Nick Irene is a reporter for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0149.​

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