Fort Bend County sees 49 new coronavirus cases, 72 recoveries May 15-17

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County reported 49 new cases of the coronavirus and 72 additional recoveries May 15-17. The county is reporting zero new coronavirus-related deaths.

The 49 new cases brings the total number of confirmed cases countywide to 1,559. This number includes 1,151 active cases, 368 recoveries and 40 deaths. According to county data, 52 Fort Bend County residents are hospitalized with the coronavirus.

With 244 cases in the Fort Bend County portion of the city and an additional 10 cases in the Harris County portion, Missouri City is reporting the most cases of a single Fort Bend County jurisdiction.

Over the weekend, the case count in Rosenberg broke 100, and the city now has 107 confirmed positive cases. Sugar Land has 148 cases.

With 862 cases, unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County are home to the majority of coronavirus cases. These unincorporated portions of the county saw 23 new cases May 15-17.



The recent increase in cases means there are approximately two cases of the coronavirus per every 1,000 Fort Bend County residents.

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.






The five ZIP codes that make up most of Sugar Land and Missouri City saw a total of 15 new cases between them, bringing the total of local cases to 602.

With 226 cases, Missouri City ZIP code 77459 still has the highest number of cases of any Fort Bend County ZIP code. However, both Missouri City ZIP codes—77459 and 77489—have about 3.25 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 5 p.m. May 18. 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.


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