DATA: Fort Bend County records 250 new COVID-19 cases Sept. 4-10, more local coronavirus updates

Fort Bend County coronavirus updates Sept. 4-10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fort Bend County coronavirus updates Sept. 4-10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend County coronavirus updates Sept. 4-10. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reported 250 new cases of the coronavirus during the week of Sept. 4-10, according to data publicly available on the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

This number is down from the 291 cases reported the previous week.

The graph below shows the daily breakdown of new cases, which ranged each day from 14 to 91. No new cases were reported Sept. 6 or Sept. 7.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the county has reported a total of 15,331 cases of COVID-19 as of Sept. 10. Of these cases, the county suspects 13,509 people have recovered from the virus.

Furthermore, the county has confirmed that 171 Fort Bend County residents have died from the coronavirus. There were 13 deaths reported from Sept. 4-10.

The following graph shows the history of coronavirus cases in Fort Bend County as well as the seven-day average of new cases.

As of Sept. 10, an average of 35.71 new coronavirus cases were reported each day over the past seven days. After observing a spike in cases from late June through July and August, the seven-day average has returned to levels previously seen in early June.

The number of people in Fort Bend County hospitals with confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus ranged from 51 to 70 during the week of Sept. 4-10, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.

Additionally, on Sept. 10, the number of patients being treated for the coronavirus in Fort Bend County hospitals’ intensive care units dropped to six. The last time there were six or fewer COVID-19 ICU patients was May 23, SETRAC data shows.

Coronavirus in Sugar Land and Missouri City

The cities of Sugar Land and Missouri City saw 40 and 24 new cases, respectively, according to data from both Fort Bend and Harris counties.

Likewise, the five ZIP codes that make up the Sugar Land and Missouri City communities saw 104 new cases. Missouri City ZIP code 77459 had the largest increase of 34 new cases followed by Sugar Land ZIP code 77479 with 31.

The chart below breaks down the total number of cases and the increase in cases since Sept. 3 for local jurisdictions and ZIP codes. Note that city limits and ZIP code boundaries do not overlap.

The data in this story reflects what sources are reporting as of 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Fort Bend County updates its coronavirus dashboard Monday-Saturday at 4 p.m. SETRAC hospitalization data can be found here.

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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