Latest in Fort Bend County: Two additional coronavirus deaths reported April 23

There are 889 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)
There are 889 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

There are 889 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County is reporting two additional coronavirus-related deaths, according to information released by the county April 23.

This brings the total coronavirus death toll in Fort Bend County to 20. According to county data, all of the 20 Fort Bend County residents to die from the coronavirus are age 60 or older.


The county reported 19 additional cases of the coronavirus April 23. Of those, four were located in Missouri City, and one was located in Sugar Land.

In all, Fort Bend County is reporting 889 confirmed positive cases of the virus, with the majority—494—occurring in unincorporated portions of the county. There are 143 cases in Missouri City, 136 in Fort Bend County and seven in Harris County. Sugar Land has 98 cases.



These case count numbers include active cases, recoveries and deaths. Of the 765 active cases in the county, 69 patients are hospitalized. No new recoveries were reported April 23.
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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