Latest in Fort Bend County: 16 new cases brings total case count to above 900

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Heading into the weekend, there are 905 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Fort Bend County, according to new information released April 24 by the county health department.

This number includes active cases, which total 780, as well as recoveries and deaths. The county reports that there are 71 people hospitalized with the coronavirus countywide.

One additional death was reported April 24, bringing the total number of Fort Bend County residents who have died from the virus to 21.

Most Fort Bend County cases—505 of the 905—are being reported in unincorporated portions of the county. The Fort Bend County portion of Missouri City has 138 cases, the most of any single jurisdiction in the county. Sugar Land follows at 99 confirmed cases.



The ZIP codes with the highest case counts remain in the Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond and Katy areas. ZIP code boundaries do not align with city boundaries, and as such, some of the following cases are in unincorporated Fort Bend County.


Here are some of the ZIP codes with the most reported cases.

  • 77459: 120 cases

  • 77469: 97 cases

  • 77477: 84 cases

  • 77494: 75 cases

  • 77479: 73 cases

  • 77498: 72 cases

  • 77407: 70 cases

  • 77489: 67 cases


The county stated that all data is provisional and subject to change.
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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