CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 31 new cases, 30 recoveries, one death reported in Fort Bend County on May 21

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

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

The number of coronavirus cases in Fort Bend County has risen to 1,652 as of May 21, according to the latest data from the county—an increase of 31 new confirmed cases since May 20.

The 1,652-case total includes 1,148 active cases, 463 recoveries and 41 deaths. There are 50 Fort Bend County residents hospitalized because of the coronavirus.

Fort Bend County is also reporting the death of a male resident in his 60s with underlying health conditions, according to a Facebook post by County Judge KP George.

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. Population numbers were adjusted to reflect 2019 estimates released May 21 by the U.S. Census Bureau.

There are approximately two cases of the coronavirus per 1,000 Fort Bend County residents. In Stafford, there are more than four cases of the coronavirus per 1,000 residents, and Missouri City has 3.64 cases per 1,000 residents.





Similarly, the graph below shows the number of coronavirus cases in five Sugar Land and Missouri City ZIP codes, the population in these areas and the number of cases per 1,000 residents. The bureau did not release updated population statistics by ZIP code.

Both Missouri City ZIP codes—77459 and 77489—have 3.39 cases of the coronavirus per 1,000 residents.





Fort Bend County conducted 554 coronavirus tests across its five public testing locations May 20. To date, the county has performed 9,327 tests. This number does not include tests administered at private clinics.

All data is up to date as of 5 p.m. May 21. Fort Bend County reports new case information each morning, which reflects positive test results received the day prior. The county warns all data is provisional and subject to change.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

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.