ROUNDUP: Katy-area coronavirus updates, case counts for May 4

A sign at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus helps patients find the testing area. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)
A sign at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus helps patients find the testing area. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)

A sign at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus helps patients find the testing area. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)




Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties reported a total of 610 confirmed coronavirus cases May 4 in seven Katy-area ZIP codes—110 more cases than one week ago, April 27.

Only Waller County is providing the number of recoveries at the ZIP code level, and all three of the Katy-area cases in Waller County have recovered. In total, Waller County is reporting 22 recoveries out of 34 confirmed cases.

Harris County outside the city of Houston is reporting 1,709 recoveries out of 2,975 cases, while Fort Bend County is reporting 163 recoveries out of 1,187 confirmed cases.

None of the counties are providing the total number of public and private tests administered by ZIP code. Fort Bend County’s testing sites have tested a total of 3,936 people.

Katy area


Businesses began reopening for walk-in and dine-in customers over the weekend, and Community Impact Newspaper captured the moment. Check out photos here.

Katy ISD

Elementary, junior high and high school summer school will be held online. As of May 3, summer 2020 athletics camps are on schedule. The district plans to provide provide information about check-in and pickup processes for personal items left on campuses, caps, gowns and yearbooks this week.

Also, the district will host a virtual job fair May 6-8. Interested individuals must sign up online here.

Harris County

On May 1, County Judge Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a new Stay Home-Work Safe order that is aligned with the more relaxed orders Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued in April.

Houston area

Research shows the Greater Houston area’s air quality improved amid the coronavirus pandemic, but a Houston-area organization said air quality in communities located near major industrial sectors still needs attention. Learn more about it here.