DATA: More coronavirus cases in League City than Clear Lake

Bay Area counties have begun breaking down counts of the coronavirus by city and region. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Bay Area counties have begun breaking down counts of the coronavirus by city and region. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Bay Area counties have begun breaking down counts of the coronavirus by city and region. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Harris County on April 11 released a map breaking down the number of coronavirus cases per ZIP code, showing the Clear Lake area has fewer cases of COVID-19 compared to League City.

According to recent data, Harris County and Houston have seen a total of 3,629 cases of the coronavirus as of April 12. Of that number, a maximum of 40 are in Clear Lake, according to the map.

The ZIP codes 77058, 77059, 77062 and 77598—which compose the Clear Lake area, including Nassau Bay—have zero to 10 cases each. The Harris County parts of the ZIP codes 77507, 77586 and 77546—which make up the fringes of the Clear Lake area, including Seabrook and Webster—also have zero to 10 cases each. At worst, the Clear Lake area has a maximum of 70 cases as of April 12, according to the map.

Community Impact Newspaper is seeking exact case counts in each Harris County ZIP code. This story will be updated if that data is provided.

Meanwhile, numbers are higher in League City.


Galveston County reported a total of 355 cases as of April 11. While this is 10 times fewer than the number of cases of Harris County and Houston, a third of Galveston County's total cases reside in League City.

According to county data, 110 cases are in League City. This includes at least 11 League City employees who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Another 123 cases are in Texas City, which include 68 cases related to an outbreak at the nursing home The Resort at Texas City, according to the data.

Clear Lake Shores has one case, Kemah has three, and Friendswood has 21, according to the data.

Of the 3,629 cases in Harris County and Houston, 585 have recovered, and 44 have died, according to the data.

Of the 355 cases in Galveston County, 255 are active, 92 have recovered, and eight have died. Of the active cases, 26 are hospitalized, and 229 are self-quarantined. A total of 4,049 people have been tested, according to the data.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.