Fort Bend County reports 71 new coronavirus cases, 23 recoveries over Memorial Day weekend

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County reported 71 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus between May 23-26, bringing the county total to 1,732 cases.

Of the 1,732 total cases, there are 1,183 active cases, 508 recoveries and 41 deaths, and 44 Fort Bend County residents with the coronavirus are hospitalized.



The county confirmed 15 cases May 23, nine cases May 24 and 47 cases May 26.

Within city limits, Missouri City had 11 new cases over the weekend, 10 of which were located in Fort Bend County and one of which was in Harris County. In the same time frame, the city of Sugar Land had three new cases.




Each of the five ZIP codes that make up Sugar Land and Missouri City also saw an increase in cases. Below are these ZIP codes and the number of new cases reported in that area this past weekend.


  • 77459: 11

  • 77498: 7

  • 77479: 4

  • 77478: 3

  • 77489: 7 (five in Fort Bend County, two in Harris County)




Fort Bend County has administered 10,477 coronavirus tests at its public testing locations. This number does not include tests performed by private health care providers.

The county warns all data is provisional and subject to change. All information was accurate as of 3:30 p.m. May 26. Fort Bend County reports new case information each morning, which reflects case totals from the day prior.
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.