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
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.


MOST RECENT

Right Mentality offers individual, couples and family counseling to assist with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management and substance use. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Right Mentality Mental Health and Wellness provides therapy at new Sugar Land location

The practice offers individual, couples and family counseling to assist with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management and substance use.

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
Costco Business Center being built in Stafford; see live music in The Woodlands and more top Houston-area news

Read the top business and community news from the Houston area from the past week.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Memorial Hermann is hosting a drive-thru vaccine clinic at the Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land April 15-16. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Walk-ins welcome at COVID-19 vaccine clinic April 15-16 at Smart Financial Center

Haven't recieved the COVID-19 vaccine yet? Memorial Hermann is hosting a drive-thru clinic from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in Sugar Land. No appointment necessary.

Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homes priced above $750,000, such as this one in the Heights, saw a surge in sales in March, with almost twice as many properties sold. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
Average Houston single-family home price jumps 20% in March

The average sale price for a home in March was $370,847.

The proposed change would have moved all city employees except the city manager from a minimum-median-maximum to a defined pay progression plan. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City City Council rejects proposed change to municipal employees' pay plan

The proposed change would have moved all city employees except the city manager from a minimum-median-maximum to a defined pay progression plan.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

Missouri City staff said a bond election is necessary to fund projects related to transportaion, parks and recreation, and facilities over the next five years. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City City Council begins process of calling November bond election

City staff said a bond election is necessary to fund projects related to transportaion, parks and recreation, and facilities over the next five years.

Fort Bend County's Mobile Health Unit will administer vaccinations in portions of the county that are economically disadvantaged or lack access to transportation, said County Judge KP George. (Screenshot courtesy Fort Bend County)
Fort Bend County to administer COVID-19 vaccinations from new Mobile Health Unit

Fort Bend County's Mobile Health Unit will administer vaccinations in portions of the county that are economically disadvantaged or lack access to transportation, County Judge KP George said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
First Houston-area Costco Business Center under construction at The Grid in Stafford

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores.