Fort Bend County July 15 coronavirus update: 73 new cases, 2 new deaths

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Here are the coronavirus data updates for July 15 in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus data updates for July 15 in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services is reporting 73 new cases of the coronavirus July 15, according to data available on the Fort Bend County Community Impact Dashboard at 4:20 p.m.

With these new cases, the seven day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases for the county has reached a new high of 124.43.

The county is also reporting 50 additional recoveries and two new coronavirus-related deaths.

The new cases bring the total coronavirus case count countywide to 5,284. Of those, 1,915 are known to have recovered from the virus, and 67 have died from it, leaving 3,302 assumed active cases, according to FBCHHS data.

Fort Bend County hospitals are treating a total of 269 patients with confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus, according to data available at 4:25 p.m. July 15 from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. This is a day-over-day decrease of one.

Fort Bend County hospitals’ intensive care unit beds are 95.1% occupied: Out of an estimated 122 operational ICU beds, 116 are in use by a patient. Of the 116 ICU patients, 63 have a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case, or 56.9%.


Coronavirus in Sugar Land and Missouri City


Sugar Land added 10 new COVID-19 cases, while Missouri City added nine, according to July 15 data.


Sugar Land now has a total of 565 confirmed coronavirus cases, while Missouri City’s total confirmed cases has grown to 693.

ZIP code 77498 saw the highest day-over-day increase—15 cases—out of five Sugar Land and Missouri City ZIP codes, and it has the third-highest population of the five ZIP codes.
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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