Sugar Land, Missouri City each see 5 new coronavirus cases May 28

Health officials in Fort Bend County confirmed 17 new coronavirus cases May 28. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Health officials in Fort Bend County confirmed 17 new coronavirus cases May 28. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Fort Bend County confirmed 17 new coronavirus cases May 28. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Both Sugar Land and Missouri City have five newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus within their city limits, according to data released by Fort Bend County on May 28.

There were 17 new coronavirus cases reported in Fort Bend County on May 28, bringing the county total to 1,783 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Fort Bend County also confirmed 28 additional recoveries and zero new coronavirus-related deaths May 28. The county has not reported a new coronavirus-related death since May 21.

Of the 1,783 confirmed cases countywide, there are 1,168 active cases, and there have been 574 recoveries and 41 deaths.




While Fort Bend County has an average of 2.2 cases of the coronavirus per 1,000 residents, Missouri City has 3.91 cases per 1,000 residents.






Although city limits and ZIP code boundaries do not match up, there were also 10 new cases of the coronavirus reported between the five ZIP codes that make up much of the Sugar Land and Missouri City communities.




With 255 and 134 cases, respectively, Missouri City ZIP codes 77459 and 77489 both have 3.67 cases of the coronavirus per 1,000 residents.




A total of 50,275 coronavirus tests have been administered in Fort Bend County through May 26, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

With an estimated population of 811,688 in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, this means approximately 6.2% of residents have been tested.


Additionally, 3.55% of tests performed in the county have yielded a positive result for the coronavirus, per the state testing data and the number of positive cases reported by Fort Bend County in the calculation.

All data in this story is accurate as of 4 p.m. May 28.

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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