Fort Bend County reports 287 new coronavirus cases, one death over July 4th holiday weekend

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is reporting 287 new cases of the coronavirus over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The county reported 121 new cases July 3 and 166 on July 6. Because the county reports cases one day after they received notification of them, on its online coronavirus dashboard, these cases are labeled July 2 and July 3.


The county is also reporting its 57th coronavirus-related death July 6.

To date, a total of 4,286 cases of the coronavirus have been recorded in Fort Bend County. Of these, 1,363 people are known to have recovered from the virus, and 57 have died from it, leaving 2,866 active cases.

Furthermore, the number of people being treated for confirmed and suspected cases of the coronavirus at Fort Bend County hospitals' intensive care units reached a high of 60 on July 4, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.

While the number of coronavirus patients in the ICU is down to 49 on July 6, the number of coronavirus patients occupying general Fort Bend County hospital beds has increased to a high of 217.


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By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin 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.