13 of 34 coronavirus cases reported May 27 in Fort Bend County are located in Sugar Land, Missouri City ZIP codes

The latest coronavirus case count in Fort Bend County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The latest coronavirus case count in Fort Bend County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The latest coronavirus case count in Fort Bend County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend County is reporting 34 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the county total to 1,766, according to data published online May 27.

Of the 1,766 cases countywide, there are 1,179 active cases, 546 recoveries and 41 deaths, and 37 Fort Bend County residents are hospitalized with the coronavirus.

In addition to the new cases, the county announced 38 recoveries and zero new deaths.

There have not been any additional coronavirus-related deaths reported in Fort Bend County since May 21.

Between the five Sugar Land and Missouri City ZIP codes, there was a total of 12 new cases.


Although the Fort Bend County portion of ZIP code 77489 saw one new case May 27, Harris County decreased its case count for the ZIP code by two cases. Fort Bend County and Harris County both said their data is provisional and subject to change.



With 251 cases, Missouri City ZIP code 77459 has the highest number of cases and the most coronavirus cases per 1,000 residents.



Because city limits and ZIP code boundaries do not overlap, there were five new cases in Sugar Land and four in Missouri City.





A total of 49,292 coronavirus tests have been performed on Fort Bend County residents through May 25, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

These cumulative test totals include tests performed at public and nonpublic labs, according to the state’s website.

Fort Bend County has administered 10,988 coronavirus tests at its public, no-cost testing locations.

With an estimated population of 811,688 in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 6.07% of Fort Bend County residents have been tested for the coronavirus.

Using county data, 0.02% of Fort Bend County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.

All data in this story is accurate as of 3 p.m. May 27. Fort Bend County updates its Community Impact Dashboard each morning with new cases information received the day prior.
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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