Fort Bend County COVID-19 update: More than 1,000 new cases Aug. 21-27

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Fort Bend County increased by 1,102 from Aug. 21-27. (Community Impact staff)
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Fort Bend County increased by 1,102 from Aug. 21-27. (Community Impact staff)

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Fort Bend County increased by 1,102 from Aug. 21-27. (Community Impact staff)


Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reported 1,102 new coronavirus cases Aug. 21-27. The number of cases each day fluctuated from 5 to 606.

Below is a breakdown with the number of new cases each day.


  • Aug. 21: 106 cases

  • Aug. 22: 240 cases

  • Aug. 23: 0 (no new case information reported on Sundays)

  • Aug. 24: 606 cases

  • Aug. 25: 5 cases

  • Aug. 26: 116 cases

  • Aug. 27: 29 cases


After a backlog of cases was reported over the previous two weeks, the average number of new cases reported daily over the previous seven-day period dropped to 157.43 on Aug. 27. This number spiked to a high of 448.57 on Aug. 19.


Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, FBCHHS has reported a total of 14,790 coronavirus cases. Of those, the county estimates 11,148 people have recovered from the virus and has confirmed 148 have died from it.

From Aug. 21-27, FBCHHS confirmed the deaths of 15 Fort Bend residents.
During this same time frame, the number of patients with confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus in Fort Bend County hospitals each day ranged from 68-77, down slightly from numbers recorded the week prior, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.

Of the total number of coronavirus patients in the hospital, between 20-25 were in the intensive care unit Aug. 21-27.


Data in this story is accurate as of 4 p.m. Aug. 28. Fort Bend County updates its coronavirus dashboard at 4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Daily hospitalization data is recorded by the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council and is available here.


By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

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.