At 181 cases, the Fort Bend County portion of Missouri City continues to have the highest number of coronavirus cases of any jurisdiction in the county, according to data released May 1.
On May 1, Fort Bend County reported 23 new cases of the coronavirus, eight additional recoveries and zero deaths. This new data brings the total number of Fort Bend County cases to 1,079. There are 908 active cases and 77 people hospitalized with the virus. The county is reporting 145 recoveries and 26 deaths.
Of the 23 new cases, 13 were located in the city of Missouri City. Additionally, the Missouri City ZIP code 77459 reported 14 new cases, bringing its total to 165. ZIP code 77469 has the second-highest number of cases of any Fort Bend County ZIP code with 121 cases.
ZIP code boundaries and city boundaries do not coincide, so it is necessary to look at both when assessing the number of cases in any given area.
The city of Sugar Land has a total of 115 cases of the coronavirus, and unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County are reporting 581 cases.
At the bottom of this story are graphs showing case counts by jurisdiction and ZIP codes in the Sugar Land and Missouri City areas.
Fort Bend County opened its third no-cost testing site at Thurgood Marshall High School in Missouri City on May 1. Fort Bend County residents must call 281-238-2363 or sign up online for an appointment but do not need to be experiencing symptoms to receive a test.
The county has performed a total of 3,435 coronavirus tests at its public sites.
Also on May 1, Missouri City Mayor Yolanda Ford, in partnership with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, is hosting a mask and glove distribution drive-thru event from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fire Station No. 2 in Houston.