May 27 data shows daily increase of 23 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Katy area

Floor decals at H-E-B encourage social distancing. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)
Floor decals at H-E-B encourage social distancing. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)

Floor decals at H-E-B encourage social distancing. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)




Across seven Katy-area ZIP codes, the total number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic increased to 988 on May 27.

This is an increase of 23 cases since May 26 and an increase of 114 from May 20.

The data comes from Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties’ respective COVID-19 information dashboards. The total number of tests administered in each ZIP code is not immediately available.

Only Harris and Waller counties are providing data on recoveries, deaths and active cases on the ZIP code level. Together, they report a total of 495 recoveries and eight deaths out of 851 total confirmed cases.

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


Note that, of the seven ZIP codes, 77449, 77084 and 77094 fall fully in Harris County. ZIP code 77441 falls fully in Fort Bend County. However, ZIP code 77493 falls within Harris and Waller counties; ZIP code 77450 falls within Harris and Fort Bend counties; and ZIP code 77494 falls within Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties.


Harris County


The Harris County 2019 Novel Coronavirus dashboard reports a total of 347 active cases in six Katy-area ZIP codes as of 6:15 p.m. May 27.

Additionally, out of the 847 confirmed positive coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 492 recoveries and eight deaths in the Katy-area ZIP codes in Harris County.



Countywide, Harris County has a total of 11,452 confirmed cases, of which 4,569 have recovered and 223 died. There are 6,750 active cases in the county.

Texas Department of State Health Service reports a total of 152,966 tests were administered in Harris County from April 21-May 26. This is an daily increase of 5,078.

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 6:15 p.m. May 27, the county is reporting a total of 137 cumulative confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in its three Katy-area ZIP codes. This is a daily increase of two.

Countywide, Fort Bend County reports a total of 1,766 confirmed cases, of which 546 have recovered and 41 died. There are 1,179 active cases in the county.

The DSHS reports a total of 50,275 tests were administered in Fort Bend County from April 21-May 26. This is a daily increase of 983.

Fort Bend County reports it has performed a total of 10,988 tests at its county-run sites since March 30. This is an increase of 511 from data reported yesterday.

Neither the DSHS nor the county indicate whether these totals are diagnostic tests, antibody tests or both.


Waller County


According to data available at 6:15 p.m. May 27, the county is reporting no day-over-day change in the number of cumulative confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in its two Katy-area ZIP codes. It has not reported a change since May 19.

Three of the four cases in the Katy area have recovered. There have been no deaths.

Countywide, Waller County has a total of 53 confirmed cases of which 35 have recovered and none have died.

DSHS reports 756 tests were administered in Waller County from April 21-May 26. This is a daily increase of 20. 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. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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