Katy-area COVID-19 cases increase day-over-day by 139, per July 8 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)

July 8 data shows that confirmed coronavirus cases in the Katy area increased day-over-day by 139.

On July 7, there were a total of 3,023 confirmed cases, and on July 8, a total of 3,162 cases were reported as of 5:45 p.m.

These numbers reflect data available on the Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties’ respective COVID-19 information dashboards for seven Katy-area ZIP codes.

Only Harris County is providing full data on recoveries, deaths and active cases at the ZIP code level. About half of its 2,747 confirmed Katy-area cases have recovered, and less than 1% of the cases have died.

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 total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the six Katy-area ZIP codes in Harris County is 2,747, according to data available at 5:45 p.m. July 8. This is a day-over-day increase of 130.

Active cases total 1,368, and recovered cases total 1,364. Deaths remain at 15.

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 5:45 p.m. July 8 shows the number of confirmed cases in three Katy-area ZIP codes in Fort Bend County grew day over day by nine to 405.

Nearly 79% of the 405 confirmed cases are within ZIP code 77494. Fulshear’s ZIP code 77441 has a total of 35 confirmed cases.

Waller County

Waller County issued a July 7 update on its coronavirus web page.

According to the data, accessed July 8 at 5:45 p.m., Katy-area confirmed cases remain at 10. Of those, all have recovered.

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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