Fort Bend County confirms 49 coronavirus cases May 29, highest single-day total since early May

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

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

Fort Bend County reported 49 new cases of the coronavirus May 29, the highest one-day total since May 5, according to publicly available county data.

Nine of the new cases were located in Missouri City, and three were in Sugar Land.

There have now been more than 300 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Missouri City. However, 1,009 of the county's cases are located in unincorporated areas, according to Fort Bend County maps.




With the new cases reported May 29, there are more than four cases of the coronavirus per every 1,000 Missouri City residents. Countywide, there is an average of 2.26 cases of the coronavirus per every 1,000 Fort Bend County residents.


At the ZIP code level, Missouri City ZIP code 77459 also saw nine new cases, and Sugar Land ZIP code 77498 had five new cases of the virus May 29.

Additionally, Fort Bend County reduced the case count in Missouri ZIP code 77489 by one.




The 49 new cases reported in Fort Bend County bring the county’s total case count to 1,832.

Of the 1,832 cases, there are 1,192 active cases, 599 recoveries and 41 deaths. Currently, 28 Fort Bend County residents are hospitalized with the coronavirus.


Data from the Texas Department of State Health Services shows that 51,890 coronavirus tests have been performed in Fort Bend County through May 28. The county itself has conducted 11,798 cases across its five public testing locations.

All data is accurate as of 4 p.m. May 29. Fort Bend County said all data on its Community Impact Dashboard is provisional and subject to change. Fort Bend County reports new case information each morning, which reflects the cases 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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