Fort Bend County surpasses 10,000 coronavirus cases as backlog results in 1,143 cases Aug. 7-10

Since the first coronavirus case in Fort Bend County was reported in early March, a total of 10,018 county residents have tested positive for the virus. (Community Impact staff)
Since the first coronavirus case in Fort Bend County was reported in early March, a total of 10,018 county residents have tested positive for the virus. (Community Impact staff)

Since the first coronavirus case in Fort Bend County was reported in early March, a total of 10,018 county residents have tested positive for the virus. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reported 1,143 cases of the coronavirus Aug. 7-10.

Of these cases, the county attributes 879 to a backlog caused by changing the tracking system used to report new cases.

This change in system has resulted in a string of higher-than-normal numbers of reported coronavirus cases. During the week of Aug. 3-10, FBCHHS reported a total of 2,827 new coronavirus cases, which account for 28% of the county’s total cases.

The remaining 264 cases are newly confirmed, according to the county. Here is a breakdown of the number of cases reported each day this weekend.

  • Aug. 7: 273 total cases (101 new, 172 backlog)

  • Aug. 8: 382 total cases (90 new, 292 backlog)

  • Aug. 9: 0 total cases (no new data reported on Sundays)

  • Aug. 10: 488 total cases (73 new, 415 backlog)


Since the first coronavirus case reported in Fort Bend County in early March, a total of 10,018 residents have tested positive for the virus.




The county reported that three Fort Bend County residents died from the coronavirus Aug. 7, three died Aug. 8 and two died Aug. 10. A total of 113 people have died from the coronavirus in the county.


To date, 43.4% of people in Fort Bend County who have tested positive for the virus have recovered from it, according to the county.

Taking into account the 4,351 recoveries and 113 deaths, there are a presumed 5,554 active coronavirus cases countywide.

Fort Bend County reports new coronavirus data on its dashboard daily Monday through Saturday at 4 p.m. Data in this story reflects total reported as of 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10.
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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