Fort Bend County hospitals are treating 234 coronavirus patients—a record high since the pandemic began

Here is the latest coronavirus hospitalization and new case data from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)
Here is the latest coronavirus hospitalization and new case data from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Here is the latest coronavirus hospitalization and new case data from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

The number of patients being treated for the coronavirus in Fort Bend County hospitals increased by 52 on July 1 to 234, according to publicly available data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Of those 234 patients, 51 are in the intensive care unit, data shows.



Additionally, Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is reporting 86 new cases of the coronavirus July 1. The county did not confirm any additional recoveries or deaths.

The new cases brings the county's total number of coronavirus cases to 3,868. To date, there have been 54 coronavirus-related deaths and 1,323 recoveries, meaning that 2,491 cases are considered active.

For the past several days, the seven-day rolling average of new coronavirus cases has hovered around 100.



The state of Texas reported 8,076 new coronavirus cases July 1, the highest number of cases yet recorded in a single day.


At the local level, the following charts show the number of cases in Sugar Land and Missouri both at the city and ZIP code level. Note that city limits and ZIP code boundaries do not coincide.

On July 1, the number of Fort Bend County coronavirus cases within Sugar Land and Missouri City city limits surpassed 400 and 500, respectively.





Data in this story is up to date as of 5 p.m. July 1. Find more of Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the coronavirus in Sugar Land and Missouri City here.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

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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