July 16 COVID-19 data: Fort Bend County adds 87 confirmed cases, no recoveries, two deaths

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Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Fort Bend County. (Courtesy Canva)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Fort Bend County. (Courtesy Canva)

Confirmed coronavirus cases total 5,371 in Fort Bend County, according to data available at 4:30 p.m. July 16 on the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

July 15 data showed a total of 5,284 cases, a day-over-day increase of 87 cases.

The seven day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases for the county stands at 121, a slight decrease from July 15’s 124.43 and from July 14’s 123.57.

No new recoveries were reported between July 15 and 16, but an additional two deaths have been confirmed in the county.

Out the 5,371 cases, 1,915 are recovered, and 69 have died, leaving an assumed 3,387 active cases in the county.

Fort Bend County hospitals are treating a total of 271 patients with confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus, according to data available at 4:45 p.m. July 16 from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. This is a day-over-day increase of two.


The number of intensive care unit patients with a suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Fort Bend County Hospitals increased day over day by 10 to 73, per SETRAC. These COVID-19 patients account for 62.4% of all ICU patients in Fort Bend County hospitals.

With a total of 117 ICU patients, Fort Bend County hospitals’ ICU beds are 95.9% occupied based on an estimated 122 operational beds, per SERTAC. Since July 9, these hospitals have been operating at occupancy rates of over 90%, though COVID-19 patients have accounted for roughly between 46.8%-62.4% of the ICU patients during those days.


Coronavirus in Sugar Land and Missouri City


The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Missouri City has surpassed 700, according to Fort Bend and Harris counties’ coronavirus dashboards as of 5:40 p.m. July 16.

With 652 cases in Fort Bend County and another 51 in Harris County, confirmed COVID-19 cases Missouri City total 703, or a day-over-day increase of 10.

In Sugar Land, July 16 data shows a total of 578 confirmed coronavirus cases, a daily increase of 13.

Among five Sugar Land and Missouri City ZIP codes, ZIP code 77449 experienced the highest day-over-day increase, with 11 cases, which brings the ZIP code total to 372 confirmed cases. This ZIP code also has the lowest number of cases per 1,000 people out of the five ZIP codes, at 4.16.
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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