For third consecutive day, Fort Bend County reports zero new coronavirus-related deaths

Here is the latest coronavirus case count information from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)
Here is the latest coronavirus case count information from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Here is the latest coronavirus case count information from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County reported 39 new cases of the coronavirus and 26 additional recoveries May 15. For the third day in a row, the county is reporting zero new coronavirus-related deaths.

Countywide, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is 1,510, which includes 1,174 active cases, 296 recoveries and 40 deaths. Fifty-two Fort Bend County residents are hospitalized with the coronavirus.

Across the county’s five no-cost testing locations, 7,268 coronavirus tests have been administered.

Due to heavy rainfall in the forecast this weekend, the county has closed all testing locations for the remainder of the day May 15 and all day May 16. Residents with appointments will be contacted to reschedule, according to a press release from Fort Bend County Judge KP George.

Of the new cases reported May 15, 10 were located in the city of Missouri City, and four were located in Sugar Land.



As a whole, Fort Bend County has 1.92 cases of the coronavirus per 1,000 residents, while there are more than three cases per 1,000 residents in Missouri City and Stafford.

The chart below shows the number of coronavirus cases in various Fort Bend County cities, the total population of that area and the number of cases per 1,000 residents.







Each of the five ZIP codes that make up the bulk of the Sugar Land and Missouri City communities saw at least one new case reported May 15. Combined, these five ZIP codes have 587 confirmed cases, up 17 from the day prior.

The two Missouri City ZIP codes, 77459 and 77489, both have more than three cases per 1,000 residents.


The chart below shows the number of coronavirus cases per ZIP code, the population of each ZIP code and the number of cases per 1,000 residents.






All data is accurate as of 4:30 p.m. May 15. Fort Bend County reports new cases information each morning, which reflects cases for the day prior. The county warns all data is provisional and subject to change.

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin 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.