By the beginning of December, one hundred and ten Brazos County residents have died with COVID-19. It is forecasted to be listed as the third-highest leading cause of death in Brazos County, after Heart Disease and Cancer.
The COVID-19 deaths will not necessarily translate to increased morbidity for Brazos County. Johns Hopkins’ News-Letter published a report that found decreased mortality numbers for typical causes of death similar to the increased number of deaths counted in the COVID-19 statistics. After public pushback over the implications of the analysis, it was retracted.
Official Brazos County statistics will not be available to analyze until later next year.