This is the fourth time since the coronavirus pandemic hit the area that the county has reported more than 100 new coronavirus cases. All four times came in the past 10 days.
To date, Fort Bend County has seen 3,397 total coronavirus cases. Of these, 2,126 are suspected to be active. The county’s rolling seven-day new case count average is 95.86.
Because of the rising number of new coronavirus cases statewide, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced June 25 that elective surgeries will be halted in four Texas counties and that new phases of reopening the economy will be stalled. Fort Bend County was not one of the four cases mandated to stop elective surgeries.
Texas has had a total of 131,917 confirmed coronavirus cases. Additionally, the state has seen more than 5,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases each of the past three days, with 5,996 new cases reported June 25, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
In Fort Bend County hospitals there are 195 people—32 more than the number reported a day prior—being treated for either confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus as of June 25, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Of the 195 patients, 42 are in intensive care beds.
Recently, Missouri City ZIP code 77459—which has the most coronavirus cases of any Fort Bend County ZIP code—surpassed 400 confirmed cases of the virus. The chart below shows the case count and cases per 1,000 residents in the five ZIP codes that make up the bulk of the Sugar Land and Missouri City area.
Furthermore, between the Fort Bend and Harris county portions of the city, Missouri City has more than 500 confirmed coronavirus cases within its city limits. With 8.12 coronavirus cases per 1,000 residents, Stafford has been the hardest hit jurisdiction in Fort Bend County, followed by Missouri City with 6.75 cases per 1,000 residents.
Data in this story is accurate as of 5 p.m. June 25. Read more coverage of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the Sugar Land and Missouri City communities here.