June 19 data: Confirmed COVID-19 cases grow by 59 day over day in Katy area

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

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






The total number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases in the Katy area since the beginning of the pandemic grew from 1,616 on June 18 to 1,675 on June 19, according to data available at 4:15 p.m. June 18 and 19.

This is a day-over-day increase of 59.

The data reflects seven ZIP codes in the Katy area from Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties’ respective COVID-19 information dashboards.

Only Harris County is providing full data on recoveries, deaths and active cases at the ZIP code level. Waller County is providing partial data, and Fort Bend County is only providing confirmed COVID-19 cases at the ZIP code level.


The total number of tests administered in each ZIP code is not immediately available, but the Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting the total number of tests administered at the county level. See below for each county's total testing numbers.

The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council is providing data on the number of beds occupied by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients at the county level. See below for each county's hospitalization data.

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 coronavirus cases in the six Katy-area ZIP codes in Harris County has reached 1,427, according to data available at 4:15 p.m. June 19 on the Harris County 2019 coronavirus dashboard.

Active cases grew day over day by 19 to 583, and recoveries increased day over day by 32 to 833, according to data available at 4:15 p.m. June 18 and 19. Total deaths remained unchanged at 11.

Countywide, Harris County has a total of 19,739 confirmed cases, of which 7,846 have recovered and 311 have died. There are 11,582 active cases in the county.



Data from the SETRAC shows that as of June 18, there was a total of 8,618 patients in Harris County hospitals, 1,182 of which were confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients in general or intensive care unit beds.

SETRAC estimates Harris County hospitals have a general and ICU bed operational capacity total of 16,499 beds. If surge capacity is needed, the total number of general and ICU beds can grow to an estimated 19,805 beds.

This data for June 18 shows that out of 16,499 beds, about 52.4% were in use by all patients, and 7.2% were in use by confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients.

The DSHS reported a total of 235,261 tests were administered in Harris County through June 18, an increase of 6,358 from tests administered through June 17. 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 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic on the ZIP code level.

Data available at 4:15 p.m. June 19 shows the total number of confirmed cases grew to 241, an increase of eight from data available at 4:15 p.m. June 18.

Countywide, Fort Bend County reported a total of 2,882 confirmed cases, of which 1,116 have recovered and 50 have died. There are 2,716 active cases in the county.

Additionally, Fort Bend County’s Community Impact Dashboard notes that the county has experienced a large number of new cases recently, and the county is examining why there has been such an increase.

Data from the SETRAC shows that as of June 18, there was a total of 681 patients in Fort Bend County hospitals, 114 of which were confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients in general or intensive care unit beds.

SETRAC estimates Fort Bend County hospitals have a general and ICU bed operational capacity total of 1,045 beds. If surge capacity is needed, the total number of general and ICU beds can grow to an estimated 1,255 beds.

This data shows that out of 1,045 beds, about 65.1% were in use by all patients, and 10.9% were in use by confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients.

The DSHS reported a total of 82,600 tests were administered in Fort Bend County through June 18, an increase of 1,687 from tests administered through June 17. The DSHS did not indicate whether these totals include diagnostic tests, antibody tests or both.

Waller County


The Waller County COVID-19 webpage issued a case count update for June 18, but only 30 of the 102 reported cases have ZIP codes attached.

Of the 102 total confirmed positive cases, 56 have recovered and none have died. This means the active case count totals 46.

No new cases in Katy were reported in this update.

Thus, according to data available at 4:15 p.m. June 19, there are a total of seven confirmed positive cases in the Katy area; four of them have recovered, and three are at home to recover. One recovered case is in ZIP code 77494, and two are in ZIP code 77493. The remaining case data data only indicates the cases are in Katy, but no ZIP codes are provided.

SETRAC is not reporting any hospitalization data for Waller County.

The DSHS reported a total of 1,343 tests were administered in Waller County through June 18, an increase of 48 from tests administered through June 17. The DSHS did not indicate whether these totals include 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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