Fort Bend County reports 248 new coronavirus cases June 26—another record-high number

The latest coronavirus case count in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)
The latest coronavirus case count in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

The latest coronavirus case count in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County Health and Human Services confirmed 248 new cases of the coronavirus on June 26, according to data available on the county's Community Impact Dashboard.

This is the highest number of new coronavirus cases the county has reported in a single day since the coronavirus pandemic began. The June 26 new case count is 77 new cases higher than the previous high of 171 new cases reported June 17. At the time of publication, FBCHHS had not responded to Community Impact Newspaper's request for comment on the increase in new cases.

Furthermore, the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases has also reached a high of 109.

Fort Bend County has seen a total of 3,645 coronavirus cases. Of these, 2,333 cases are suspected to be active.

There were 40 additional recoveries reported June 26, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,260.

The county also confirmed its 52nd coronavirus-related death June 26. The resident who died was a woman in her 90s, according to a FBCHHS Facebook post.

The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council is tracking the number of coronavirus hospitalizations against hospital and intensive care unit capacity in the Houston area. Its data shows that the number of patients hospitalized with suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus on June 26 is 187, down from 195 one day prior. Of the 187 coronavirus patients, 43 are in the ICU.

In Missouri City there are now more than seven cases per 1,000 residents. The following chart show the number of cases in Sugar Land and Missouri City as well as in area ZIP codes. Note that city limits and ZIP code boundaries do not coincide.

Data in this story is accurate as of 5 p.m. June 26. Read more coverage of how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Sugar Land and Missouri City here.
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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