With 111 new coronavirus cases July 9, Fort Bend County has seen 4,524 total cases since March

Fort Bend County confirmed 111 new coronavirus cases and one death July 9. (Community Impact Staff)
Fort Bend County confirmed 111 new coronavirus cases and one death July 9. (Community Impact Staff)

Fort Bend County confirmed 111 new coronavirus cases and one death July 9. (Community Impact Staff)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is reporting 111 new cases of the coronavirus July 9. The county is also reporting its 61st coronavirus-related death and no additional recoveries.

The new cases brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Fort Bend County to 4,524. So far, 1,419 people are known to have recovered from the virus, leaving 3,044 presumed active cases.

Data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council shows that 265 patients are being treated for the coronavirus in Fort Bend County hospitals, down 12 from a high reported July 8.


Of the 265 patients, 52 are in intensive care units, according to SETRAC data. Additionally, a total of 111 of the local hospitals' 122 operational ICU beds are occupied. Coronavirus patients account for 46.8% of patients in Fort Bend County ICUs.


Coronavirus cases in Sugar Land and Missouri City


The charts below show the number of coronavirus cases in an area—both city limits and ZIP codes—the total population of that area and the number of cases per 1,000 residents. Note that city limits and ZIP code boundaries do not overlap.

On July 9, the number of coronavirus cases per 1,000 Missouri City residents surpassed eight. The city has a total of 612 coronavirus cases, with 49 of them located in the Harris County portion of the city. Fort Bend County as a whole has 5.57 cases per 1,000 residents.

At the ZIP code level, there are now more than seven coronavirus cases per 1,000 people in Missouri City ZIP code 77459. However, Missouri City ZIP code 77489, which has a smaller population, has 8.32 cases per 1,000 residents.

Data in this story is up to date as of 5 p.m. July 9. Read more of Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the coronavirus 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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