125 COVID-19 cases added in Katy area July 1

Here is a look at COVID-19 cases in the Katy area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here is a look at COVID-19 cases in the Katy area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here is a look at COVID-19 cases in the Katy area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Katy area since the beginning of the pandemic totals 2,537, according to data available at 4 p.m. July 1.

The data below 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.

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, and 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 number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the six Katy-area ZIP codes in Harris County totals 2,179, according to data available at 4 p.m. July 1.

Active cases total 1,010, recovered cases total 1,155 and deaths total 14 in the Katy area.



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 p.m. July 1 shows the number of confirmed cases in three Katy-area ZIP codes in Fort Bend County totals 348.



Waller County

Waller County last updated its case count data June 29 on its coronavirus webpage.

According to the June 29 update, accessed at 4 p.m. July 1, the Katy area has 10 confirmed cases. Of those, six are recovered, and four are recovering.

ZIP code-level data is not available for all of these cases.


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