Fort Bend County coronavirus death toll rises to 78, with six deaths reported in 48 hours

To date, 78 Fort Bend County residents have died from the coronavirus. (Community Impact staff)
To date, 78 Fort Bend County residents have died from the coronavirus. (Community Impact staff)

To date, 78 Fort Bend County residents have died from the coronavirus. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County Health and Human Services has reported six coronavirus-related deaths in the last 48 hours, confirming three deaths July 21 and three more July 22, according to the county's coronavirus dashboard.

On July 22, the county also reported 109 new coronavirus cases and zero additional recoveries. Over the past seven days, an average of 136.43 coronavirus cases have been tallied each day.

To date, 6,239 people in Fort Bend County have tested positive for the coronavirus. The county has confirmed that 2,211 people have recovered from the virus, while 78 have died from it, leaving a presumed 3,950 active cases.


In Texas, 351,618 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The state reports that an estimated 195,315 people have recovered from the virus, and 4,348 have died from it. On July 22, Texas recorded 9,879 new cases and 197 new fatalities.

Local data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council shows that 265 patients are being treated for suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Fort Bend County hospitals as of July 22. This is 15 fewer people than the number recorded yesterday.

Of the 265 coronavirus patients, 68 are in the intensive care unit, according to the SETRAC data. COVID-19 patients account for 59.6% of all ICU patients in the county. Fort Bend County hospitals have 122 operational beds; as of July 22, 114 are occupied.


Coronavirus in Sugar Land and Missouri City


The following tables show the total number of coronavirus cases in Sugar Land and Missouri City by city limit and ZIP code. They also have the total population for each area and the number of cases per 1,000 residents. Note that city limits and ZIP code boundaries do not coincide.

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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