Fort Bend County reports record seven coronavirus deaths in a day July 23

On July 23, the county also confirmed 113 new coronavirus cases and 277 recoveries. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
On July 23, the county also confirmed 113 new coronavirus cases and 277 recoveries. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

On July 23, the county also confirmed 113 new coronavirus cases and 277 recoveries. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services confirmed seven additional Fort Bend County residents have died from the coronavirus, according to data released by the county June 23. This is the highest number of coronavirus deaths reported in a single day in Fort Bend County since the pandemic began.



The record number locally comes at a time when the state of Texas is also experiencing an increasing number of coronavirus deaths. On July 22, a record-high 197 Texans died from the coronavirus, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

In addition to the new coronavirus-related deaths, the county also confirmed 113 additional coronavirus cases and 277 more recoveries from the virus. Over the course of the past seven days, there has been an average of 140.14 new coronavirus cases reported each day.



To date, 6,352 people in Fort Bend County have tested positive for the coronavirus. Of these confirmed cases, 2,488 people are known to have recovered from the virus, and 85 are known to have died from it, leaving a presumed 3,779 active cases.

Fort Bend County hospitals are treating 241 people for suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to July 23 data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Committee. Of those, 64 are in the intensive care unit.


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.



Data in this story reflects what Fort Bend County, Harris County and the state of Texas are reporting as of 5 p.m. July 23.
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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