Katy-area total coronavirus case count surpasses 700, according to May 12 data

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch offers several hand disinfecting stations for guests throughout the shopping mall. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch offers several hand disinfecting stations for guests throughout the shopping mall. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch offers several hand disinfecting stations for guests throughout the shopping mall. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)




Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties have reported a total of 730 confirmed coronavirus cases May 7 in seven Katy-area ZIP codes since the beginning of the pandemic.

The counties reported 694 cases May 11.

Only Waller County is providing the number of recoveries at the ZIP code level, so the number of active cases in the Katy area is not available. However, all three of the Katy-area cases in Waller County have recovered.

In total, Waller County is reporting 23 recoveries out of 37 confirmed cases. Its total active case count is 14.

Harris County outside the city of Houston is reporting 2,072 recoveries out of 3,503 confirmed cases. Its total active case count is 1,349.


Fort Bend County is reporting 240 recoveries out of 1,404 confirmed cases. Its total active case number count is 1,124.

None of the counties are providing the total number of public and private tests administered by ZIP code. However, Fort Bend County’s testing sites have tested a total of 6,160 people.

Katy area

There are a few oil and gas companies in Katy, but the area will not suffer as much as Midland and Odessa, local economists said. Learn more here.

Harris County

The Harris County Clerk’s Office announced marriage licenses will be available by appointment only starting May 18.

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County Commissioners Court agreed to host a discussion and workshop to decide how to distribute the $134.3 million in federal funds from the direct allotment from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Learn more here.

Houston area

Patrick Jankowski, vice president of research for the Greater Houston Partnership, said he suspects the local economy will not return to its pre-coronavirus state until mid-2021 at the earliest.

State

Under a new pilot program, recipients of the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can start using their benefits to order groceries online May 13.