The number of active pandemic cases in Brazos County going down also includes the sheriff’s office and the jail.
Sheriff Wayne Dicky told county commissioners this week that 16 inmates and five employees are infected and 159 inmates remain in quarantine.
Dicky also said he can’t thank employees enough for enduring “a long summer working under difficult conditions.”
Dicky said as of Tuesday the detention center was covering 22 positions due to 17 vacancies in addition to those who were out with coronavirus.
The sheriff also said “This may be a little bit premature, but I feel like we may have turned the corner on it”, referring to pandemic numbers, “and I’m hoping that we’ll continue to see these numbers fall.”
The health district has reported a decrease in active cases every day during October.
350 active cases reported on Friday is about 12 percent of the pandemic high of 2,974 that was set on September 30.
Click below for comments from Wayne Dicky during the October 19, 2021 Brazos County commission meeting.