Katy-area confirmed COVID-19 cases totals 1,960, per June 24 data

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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)






Confirmed positive coronavirus cases increased to 1,960, according to data available at 5 p.m. June 24.

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. But its dashboard did not reflect any ZIP-code level case changes between June 23 and June 24.

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, which tracks hospital occupancy rates, 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 remains unchanged between June 23 and June 24, per data available on the Harris County 2019 coronavirus dashboard as of 7 p.m. June 23 and 5 p.m. June 24.

Confirmed cases total 1,667; active cases total 741; recovered cases total 915; and deaths total 11 in the Katy area.





Countywide, Harris County has a total of 25,786 confirmed cases, according to data available on the county dashboard as of 5 p.m. June 24. This is a day-over-day increase of 1,365, per dashboard data available at 7 p.m. June 23.

The dashboard also shows that Harris county’s active cases total 16,431; recoveries total 9,009; and deaths total 346, per data available at 5 p.m. June 24.

The DSHS reported a total of 261,127 tests were administered in Harris County through June 23, an increase of 3,304 from tests administered through June 22. The DSHS did not indicate whether these totals include diagnostic tests, antibody tests or both.



Data from SETRAC shows as of June 23, there was a total of 8,828 patients in Harris County hospitals.

In the intensive care units, there are a total of 1,500 patients of which 483 have COVID-19 or are suspected of having COVID-19 as of June 23.

SETRAC estimates Harris County hospitals have an ICU operational capacity total of 1,622 beds. If surge capacity is needed, the total number of ICU beds can grow to an estimated 1,948 beds.

Based on this data, out of 1,622 ICU beds, 92.5% were in use as of June 23.



In general hospital units, there are a total of 7,328 patients of which 1,143 have COVID-19 or are suspected of having COVID-19.

SETRAC estimates Harris County hospitals have a general bed operational capacity total of 14,877 beds. If surge capacity is needed, the total number of general beds can grow to an estimated 17,857 beds.

Based on this data, out of 14,877 general beds, 49.3% were in use as of June 23.


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 5 p.m. June 24 shows the total number of confirmed cases in three Katy-area ZIP codes in Fort Bend County grew day over day by three to 283.



Countywide, Fort Bend County reported a total of 3,267 confirmed cases, of which 1,220 have recovered and 51 have died. Based on this data, there are 1,996 active cases in the county.

The DSHS reported a total of 92,332 tests were administered in Fort Bend County through June 23, an increase of 2,716 from tests administered through June 21. The DSHS did not indicate whether these totals include diagnostic tests, antibody tests or both.



Data from SETRAC shows as of June 23, there was a total of 680 patients in Fort Bend County hospitals.

In the intensive care units, there were a total of 94 patients of which 39 have COVID-19 or are suspected of having COVID-19 as of June 23.

SETRAC estimates Fort Bend County hospitals have an ICU operational capacity total of 104 beds. If surge capacity is needed, the total number of ICU beds can grow to an estimated 125 beds.

Based on this data, out of 104 ICU beds, 90.4% were in use as of June 23.



In general hospital units, there are a total of 586 patients of which 124 have COVID-19 or are suspected of having COVID-19.

SETRAC estimates Fort Bend County hospitals have a general bed operational capacity total of 941 beds. If surge capacity is needed, the total number of general beds can grow to an estimated 1,130 beds.

Based on this data, out of 941 general beds, 62.3% were in use as of June 23.


Waller County




The Waller County COVID-19 webpage issued a June 24 coronavirus case count update. It was accessed at 5 p.m. June 24.

According to the data, the county has a total of 129 confirmed positive cases. Eighty-one cases have recovered, and no one has died. Based on this data, the active case count stands at 48.

Only 30 of the 129 cases have been identified with a ZIP code.

This June 24 update did include new cases in the Katy area. The total number of confirmed cases has grown from eight to 10. Six of the cases have recovered, and four are recovering.

One recovered case is in ZIP code 77494, and two are in ZIP code 77493. The remaining case data only indicates the cases are in Katy, but no ZIP codes are provided.

The Texas Case Counts COVID-19 dashboard states Waller County has a total of 128 confirmed positive cases, per data available at 5 p.m. June 24.

The DSHS reported a total of 1,782 tests were administered in Waller County through June 23, an increase of 31 from tests administered through June 22. The DSHS did not indicate whether these totals include diagnostic tests, antibody tests or both.

SETRAC is not reporting any hospitalization data for Waller County.
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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