Sugar Land, Missouri City see 13 new cases across five area ZIP codes May 19

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Fort Bend County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Fort Bend County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Fort Bend County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

In the five ZIP codes that make up most of the Sugar Land and Missouri City communities—77459, 77498, 77479. 77478 and 77489—there were 13 new cases of the coronavirus reported by county health authorities May 19. These 13 cases are among the 22 new coronavirus cases reported in Fort Bend County on May 19.

Fort Bend County has a total of 1,581 confirmed cases, including 1,157 active cases, 384 recoveries and 40 deaths. The county reported 16 additional recoveries May 19 and zero new deaths.

Two Missouri City ZIP codes are reporting the highest number of cases per capita, with more than 3 cases per every 1,000 residents. The most populous ZIP code in the area, Sugar Land’s 77497, has 100 total cases, but has just more than 1 case per 1,000 residents.

The chart below shows the number of coronavirus cases per ZIP code by county since a portion of two ZIP codes is in both Fort Bend and Harris counties, the population of each ZIP code and the number of cases per 1,000 residents.





Because ZIP code boundaries and city limits do not align, the city of Missouri City saw nine new cases—seven in Fort Bend County and two in Harris County—and the city of Sugar Land saw three.


For every 1,000 residents in Fort Bend County, there are 2.01 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Missouri City has 3.6 cases per 1,000 residents, and Sugar Land has 1.27.

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





On May 18, Fort Bend County conducted a total of 578 coronavirus tests across its five public testing locations. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the county has administered 8,227 tests.

All data is accurate as of 4:30 p.m. May 19. 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.