Katy-area COVID-19 confirmed cases surpass 3,000, per July 7 data

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Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Katy-area readers. (Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Katy-area readers. (Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic totals 3,023, according to data available at 5:15 p.m. June 7.

This is a day-over-day increase of 122 cases.

These numbers reflect data available on the 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. About half of its 2,617 confirmed Katy-area cases have recovered.

Meanwhile, Waller County is providing partial data at the ZIP code level, and Fort Bend County is only providing confirmed COVID-19 cases at the ZIP code level.


None of the three counties are providing data on the total number of tests administered at the ZIP code level on their dashboards.

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 number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the six Katy-area ZIP codes in Harris County totals 2,617, according to data available at 5:15 p.m. July 7.

Of those, 1,275 cases are active, 1,327 are recovered, and a total of 15 have died.


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 5:15 p.m. July 7 shows the number of confirmed cases in three Katy-area ZIP codes in Fort Bend County grew day over day by four to 396.

The county-run testing sites at Katy ISD’s Seven Lakes High School and Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land are Fort Bend County’s busiest testing sites, said Jacquelyn Minter, the director of the Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department and local health authority, said in an update to the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court on July 7.

She did not provide testing numbers at individual sites but stated the county administers about 1,000 tests per day across all its sites.


Waller County


Waller County issued a July 3 update on its coronavirus web page.

According to the data, accessed July 7 at 5:15 p.m., Katy-area confirmed cases remain at 10. Of those, eight have recovered, and two are recovering.

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