Fort Bend County July 10 coronavirus updates: 93 new cases, record number of hospitalizations

With 93 new coronavirus cases reported in Fort Bend County July 10, there have been a total of 4,617 cases countywide. (Community Impact Staff)
With 93 new coronavirus cases reported in Fort Bend County July 10, there have been a total of 4,617 cases countywide. (Community Impact Staff)

With 93 new coronavirus cases reported in Fort Bend County July 10, there have been a total of 4,617 cases countywide. (Community Impact Staff)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is reporting 93 new cases of the coronavirus July 10, according to the latest data available online.

The county is also reporting 42 additional recoveries and zero new coronavirus-related deaths.

The new cases bring the total coronavirus case count countywide to 4,617. Of those, 1,461 are known to have recovered from the virus, and 61 have died from it, leaving 3,095 assumed active cases, according to FBCHHS data.



A record-high 280 patients are being treated for suspected and confirmed cases of the coronavirus at Fort Bend County hospitals as of July 10, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. This number is up three people from the previous high recorded July 8.

Of the 280 patients, 57 are being treated in Fort Bend County hospitals’ intensive care units, SETRAC data shows. Furthermore, coronavirus patients account for 50.9% of all people being treated in ICUs, and 112 of the county’s 122 operational ICU beds are occupied.


Coronavirus in Sugar Land and Missouri City


On July 10, the number of coronavirus cases in Missouri City ZIP code 77459 increased by 10, bringing that area to have a total of 500 confirmed cases.


Additionally, Sugar Land ZIP code 77478 now has more than six coronavirus cases per 1,000 residents. This particular ZIP code has seen the fewest coronavirus cases in the Sugar Land and Missouri City area but also has the fewest residents.

The city of Sugar Land has a whole has more than four cases of the coronavirus per 1,000 residents as of July 10.

The charts below show the number of coronavirus cases within Sugar Land and Missouri City city limits and in the five ZIP codes that make up the bulk of the communities. The charts also compare the population of each area and the number of cases per 1,000 residents.

It is important to note that city limits and ZIP code boundaries do not coincide.



All data in this story is up to date as of 4:30 p.m. July 10.
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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