ROUNDUP: Katy-area coronavirus updates, case counts for May 14

The Katy area's total confirmed positive COVID-19 case daily count only increased by two May 14. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Katy area's total confirmed positive COVID-19 case daily count only increased by two May 14. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Katy area's total confirmed positive COVID-19 case daily count only increased by two May 14. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)




Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties have reported a total of 783 confirmed coronavirus cases May 14 in seven Katy-area ZIP codes since the beginning of the pandemic.

The counties reported 781 cases May 13, 730 cases May 12 and 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 2,165 recoveries out of 3,640 confirmed cases. Its total active case count is 1,391.


Fort Bend County is reporting 270 recoveries out of 1,471 confirmed cases. Its total active case number count is 1,161.

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 6,871 people.

Katy area

The Life Time Fitness location in the Katy area plans to reopen May 18. Learn more here.

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County Libraries resumed its Books & More curbside pickup service May 4.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George asked Tesla to consider relocating to Fort Bend County.

Houston area

Out of the 78 companies that reported their 2020 Gulf Coast-area layoffs to the Texas Workforce Commission, three reported more than 1,000. Learn more here.

State

A spokesperson with the Texas Department of Insurance provided information about the importance of health insurance and what options are available for those who have recently lost their job during the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, a policy analyst discussed the shifting dynamic between local and state power amid the crisis.
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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