Katy area COVID-19 cases total 4,838 on July 24

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Katy area reached 4,838, according to data available at 4:30 p.m. July 24. (Community Impact staff)
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Katy area reached 4,838, according to data available at 4:30 p.m. July 24. (Community Impact staff)

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Katy area reached 4,838, according to data available at 4:30 p.m. July 24. (Community Impact staff)

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Katy area reached 4,838, according to data available at 4:30 p.m. July 24.

These numbers reflect data available on 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 2,899 confirmed Katy-area cases have recovered.

Fort Bend County is only providing confirmed COVID-19 cases at the ZIP code level. There are a total of 418 cases.

Waller County is providing partial data at the ZIP code level, but it reported all 10 of its Katy-area cases have recovered.


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 4,222, according to data available at 4:30 p.m. July 24.

Of those, 2,338 cases have recovered, and 1,863 are active. Twenty-one people 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 4:30 p.m. July 24 shows the number of confirmed cases in three Katy-area ZIP codes in Fort Bend County grew to 605.

Waller County

Waller County published a July 24 case count data update on its coronavirus webpage.

According to the July 24 update, accessed at 4:30 p.m. July 24, there are 11 Katy area cases. Ten have recovered.

ZIP code-level data is not available for all of these cases.
By Nola Valente
A native Texan, Nola serves as reporter for the Katy edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She studied print journalism at the University of Houston and French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in France. Nola was previously a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel covering Middle East news through an internship with an American news outlet.


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