Waller County reports new Katy COVID-19 case for first time since June 24

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Here are today's coronavirus case updates from the Katy area. (Courtesy Canva)

Here are today's coronavirus case updates from the Katy area. (Courtesy Canva)

For the first time in nearly a month, Waller County has reported a new confirmed positive case of the coronavirus in the Katy area, according to data available at 4:15 p.m. July 23.

Waller County’s COVID-19 webpage shows a July 21 update that includes an active case—a woman between the ages 60-70—within the city of Katy. The data shows that the woman is at home, and she is suspected of contracting the coronavirus through community spread.

This bring the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in the Waller County portion of the Katy area to 11, 10 of which have recovered.

The total number of cases in the Waller County part of the Katy area has been at 10 since June 24.

Waller County’s COVID-19 reports stopped providing ZIP-code level data after April 27. Instead, the reports indicate whether a case is inside or outside a municipality’s city limits.

Based on this, of the 11 local cases, six are within the city of Katy, and five are within the city of Katy’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, or a boundary up to 5 miles past a city’s limits that the city can eventually annex.

Additionally, of the 11 local cases, two are in ZIP code 77493—which is also within Harris County—and one case is in ZIP code 77494—which crosses into Harris and Fort Bend counties.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Katy area across seven ZIP codes has reached 4,707. This reflects a daily increase of 90 cases, lowering the seven-day rolling average of new cases to 104.3 from July 21's 109.

Harris County’s COVID-19 dashboard reports 4,102 confirmed cases in six Katy-area ZIP codes, four of which cross into Fort Bend County or Waller County or into Fort Bend and Waller counties.

Of those cases, 2,273 have recovered—or about 55.4%—and the number of deaths remained the same at 19.

In Fort Bend County, there are a total of 588 confirmed cases in the Katy-area, a day-over-day increase of 6 cases. Fort Bend County’s COVID-19 dashboard is not providing information on active cases, recoveries and deaths at the ZIP code or city level.

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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