June 5 data shows increase of 37 confirmed COVID-19 cases for Katy area

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Katy-area readers. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Katy-area readers. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Katy-area readers. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)




Daily confirmed positive coronavirus cases in the Katy area increased by 37 to 1,178 across its seven ZIP codes, according to data available at 4:40 p.m. June 5. 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 at the ZIP code level. Together, they reported a total 606 recoveries and eight deaths out of 1,120 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 total number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases in in six Katy-area ZIP codes in Harris County has reached 1,014, according to data available at 4:40 p.m. June 5 on the Harris County 2019 novel coronavirus dashboard.

Active cases stand at 404, per June 5 data. This is an increase of 24 from data reported June 4.

Recovered cases, meanwhile, grew by 14 to 602, per June 5 data. No new deaths have been reported since Harris County began providing active, recovered and death data on the ZIP code level.


Countywide, Harris County has a total of 13,940 confirmed cases, of which 5,435 have recovered and 253 have died. There are 8,252 active cases in the county.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports a total of 182,892 tests were administered in Harris County from April 21-June 3. The number of tests administered through June 3 is a daily increase of 2,809 from tests administered through June 2. The DSHS did not indicate whether these totals include diagnostic tests, antibody tests or both.




Fort Bend County


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

According to data available at 4:40 p.m. June 5, the county is reporting a total of 159 confirmed positive cases in the Katy area. Yesterday, data showed there were 158 cases. The dashboard states that all coronavirus case data is provisional and subject to change.

Countywide, Fort Bend County reported a total of 2,117 confirmed cases, of which 783 have recovered and 47 have died. There are 1,287 active cases in the county.

The DSHS reported a total of 37,458 tests were administered in Fort Bend County from April 21-June 3, an increase of 838 tests from the total amount administered April 21-June 2.

Fort Bend County reports it has performed a total of 14,247 tests at its county-run sites since March 30, an increase of 437 compared to the number of tests reported on the county dashboard yesterday.

The highest number of tests administered by the county was May 18, with a total of 578 tests.

Neither the DSHS nor the county indicated whether these totals include diagnostic tests, antibody tests or both.


Waller County


The Waller County COVID-19 webpage reports the Katy area has a total of six confirmed positive coronavirus cases, according to data available at 4:40 p.m. June 5. Four have recovered, and two are active.

Countywide, the webpage reports a total of 63 cases, of which 41 have recovered and none have died. However, County Judge Trey Duhon reported in a June 4 Facebook post that the county has a total of 65 cases, of which 20 are active.

The DSHS reported a total of 951 tests were administered in Fort Bend County from April 21-June 3, an increase of 21 tests from the total amount administered April 21-June 2.
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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