MAP: Five Sugar Land, Missouri City ZIP codes home to 519 coronavirus cases

Missouri City ZIP code 77459 has more cases of the coronavirus than any other Fort Bend County ZIP code. (Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City ZIP code 77459 has more cases of the coronavirus than any other Fort Bend County ZIP code. (Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)

Missouri City ZIP code 77459 has more cases of the coronavirus than any other Fort Bend County ZIP code. (Chase Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fort Bend County saw 28 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus over the May 9-10 weekend, according to county data released May 11.

These 28 cases bring the total case count for the county, which includes active cases, recoveries and deaths, to 1,385.

Over the weekend, the county reported two more Fort Bend County residents who tested positive for the coronavirus have died. These residents were a man in his 90s and a woman in her 80s, both with underlying health conditions, Fort Bend County Judge KP George wrote on Facebook. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Fort Bend County is 38.

With 236 reported recoveries, there are 1,111 active cases of the virus countywide.

Across the five ZIP codes that make up the bulk of the Sugar Land and Missouri City communities there, are 519 confirmed cases of the virus.


At 206 cases, Missouri City ZIP code 77459 continues to have more cases than any other single Fort Bend County ZIP code.

Sugar Land ZIP code 44478, has the fewest cases of the five ZIP codes, with 51 confirmed cases.

The other three local ZIP codes have case counts ranging from 81-92.

There are 221 confirmed cases located within the Missouri City city boundaries and 137 located within the city of Sugar Land.

ZIP code boundaries and city borders do not align. For example, some cases reported in Missouri City ZIP code 77459 may not be located in Missouri City city limits.

Unincorporated Fort Bend County, which encompasses much of the county and has reported high case counts since the beginning of the pandemic, accounts for 19 of the cases reported over the weekend and has a total of 767 cases.



Fort Bend County continues to ramp up its testing operations, launching two new testing locations May 8. Because test results take three to five days to be issued, recent tests results are unknown and are not included in the latest data. To date, the county has performed 5,800 tests.

An online disclaimer states that all data available on Fort Bend County's Community Impact Dashboard is preliminary and subject to change. Additionally, all data reported on the dashboard reflects case count totals from the day prior.
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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