Katy-area coronavirus daily case count increases by 12 on May 18




Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties have reported a total of 843 confirmed coronavirus cases as of 5:15 p.m. May 18 in seven Katy-area ZIP codes since the beginning of the pandemic.

The counties reported 831 cases for May 17, according to data available at 7:30 a.m. May 18.

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. All three of the Katy-area cases in Waller County have recovered.

In total, Waller County is reporting 32 recoveries and no deaths out of 39 confirmed cases. Its total active case count is 7.

Harris County outside the city of Houston is reporting 2,409 recoveries and 90 deaths out of 3,840 confirmed cases. Its total active case count is 1,341.


Fort Bend County is reporting 368 recoveries and 40 deaths out of 1,559 confirmed cases. Its total active case number count is 1,151.

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 7,649 people.

Katy area

Katy residents can help raise money through Flock-A-Friend, a social distancing fundraiser hosted by Christ Clinic to support health care.

Katy ISD

On May 15, the district announced it would continue its curbside meal program—which provides free meals for children—throughout the summer.

Houston area

Houston health care providers have received over $316 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds. Find out which providers received the most funds here.

Meanwhile, a Houston-area lawyer spoke of the various reasons for which employees and customers alike could file coronavirus-related lawsuits against a business and provided advice for how businesses could prepare.

State

Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 18 that Texas is heading into Phase 2 of its reopening plan, with openings planned for child care services, bars and other businesses.