CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Fort Bend County reports 35 new cases, 2 deaths June 3

Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Fort Bend County is reporting 35 new coronavirus cases, 21 recoveries and two deaths June 2, according to the county’s Community Impact Dashboard.

Of the new cases, five were located within the city of Sugar Land, and four were located within the city of Missouri City. Sugar Land and Missouri City have 190 and 296 total cases, respectively.

At the ZIP code level, the five ZIP codes that make up the bulk of the Sugar Land and Missouri City communities saw a combined 14 new cases. Because city limits and ZIP code boundaries do not overlap, the number of new cases at the ZIP code level may vary from the number reported at in the cities.

The new cases brings the county total to 1,951 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 1,165 active cases, 719 recoveries and 47 deaths. Twenty Fort Bend county residents are hospitalized with the coronavirus.

In a Facebook post, Fort Bend County Judge KP George said the Fort Bend County residents who died from the coronavirus were a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s, both with underlying health conditions.

Over the past week, six Fort Bend County residents have died from the coronavirus. This number represents about an eighth of all coronavirus-related deaths in the county.

Jacquelyn Minter, the director of the Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Department and the local health authority, said at a June 2 Fort Bend County Commissioners Court meeting that the severity of coronavirus in the county has decreased since the beginning of the pandemic.

Additionally, she said she believes that more than the 719 people formally reported to have recovered from the virus have recovered, as this number only includes those the county has contacted and those who have received medical clearance or have tested negative for the coronavirus.

Fort Bend County has the eighth-most coronavirus cases of any Texas county. There are 68,271 cases statewide.

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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