Fort Bend County reports 306 new coronavirus cases July 18-20, approaches 6,000 total cases

Here are July 20 coronavirus updates from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here are July 20 coronavirus updates from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here are July 20 coronavirus updates from Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reported 306 new coronavirus cases July 18-20, according to data available on the Fort Bend County Community Impact Dashboard.

Of these cases, 290 were reported July 18, and 16 were reported July 20. Over the past seven days, an average of 140 coronavirus cases were reported each day.

The new coronavirus cases bring the total number of positive test results countywide to 5,995. State data shows 136,933 COVID-19 tests have been administered from both public and private entities through July 18 in the county, indicating a 4.38% positivity rate.

One additional coronavirus-related death was reported July 20.

Of the county's confirmed cases, 2,130 people are known to have recovered from the virus, and 72 people Southhave died from it, leaving 3,793 assumed active cases.

Furthermore, there are 264 people being treated for the coronavirus in Fort Bend County hospitals July 20, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Over the July 18-20 weekend, this number ranged from 234-276.


Of the Fort Bend County coronavirus patients hospitalized July 20, 67 are in intensive care units. COVID-19 patients account for 63.8% of all patients in the ICU. On July 20, a total of 105 of the Fort Bend County hospitals' 122 ICU beds are in use.

As of 5:45 p.m. July 20, Fort Bend County had not updated its maps that show in which jurisdictions and ZIP codes coronavirus cases are located.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

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.