Harris County reports 438 recoveries, eight deaths in Katy-area COVID-19 cases May 21

The county reports a total of 306 active cases in six Katy-area ZIP codes. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The county reports a total of 306 active cases in six Katy-area ZIP codes. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The county reports a total of 306 active cases in six Katy-area ZIP codes. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Below is a breakdown of the coronavirus case data for Katy’s three counties.

Harris County

There are a total of 306 active cases in six Katy-area ZIP codes in Harris County, according to data available at 6:20 p.m. May 21 on the Harris County 2019 Novel Coronavirus dashboard.

Additionally, out of the 752 confirmed positive coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, there have 438 recoveries and eight deaths in the Katy-area ZIP codes in Harris County.

Countywide, Harris County has a total of 10,283 confirmed cases, of which 4,055 have recovered and 216 died. There are 6,012 active cases in the county, an increase of 188.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 131,311 tests were administered in Harris County from April 21-May 20. DSHS does not indicate whether these totals are diagnostic tests, antibody tests or both.


Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County’s Community Impact Dashboard is only reporting the total number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic on the ZIP code level.


According to data available at 6:45 p.m. May 21, the three Katy-area ZIP codes in Fort Bend County have a total of 131 confirmed positive coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, a daily increase of six. Neither the county nor the state is immediately providing the total number of administered tests at the ZIP code level.

Countywide, Fort Bend County has a total of 1,652 confirmed cases, of which 463 have recovered and 41 died. There are 1,148 active cases in the county, a daily increase of 31.

The DSHS reports a total of 44,989 tests were administered in Fort Bend County from April 21-May 20. Fort Bend County reports it has performed a total of 9,327 tests at its county-run sites. Neither the DSHS nor the county indicate whether these totals are diagnostic tests, antibody tests or both.

Waller County

There is one active case in the two Katy-area ZIP codes in Waller County, according to data available at 6:50 p.m. May 21 on the Waller County website for coronavirus information. Three cases in the Katy area have recovered. Neither the county nor the state is immediately providing the total number of administered tests at the ZIP code level.


Countywide, Waller County has a total of 44 confirmed cases—a daily increase of zero—of which 33 have recovered and none have died.

The DSHS reports 653 tests were administered in Waller County from April 21-May 20. The DSHS does not indicate whether these totals are diagnostic tests, antibody tests or both.
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.


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