DATA: Fort Bend County reports 218 new coronavirus cases Oct. 2-8

Here are the Fort Bend County coronavirus updates to know for Oct. 2-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here are the Fort Bend County coronavirus updates to know for Oct. 2-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here are the Fort Bend County coronavirus updates to know for Oct. 2-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to better reflect Fort Bend County Health & Human Services data.

Fort Bend County Health and Human Services reported 218 cases of the coronavirus during the week of Oct. 2-8.

Week-over-week, the number of new coronavirus cases decreased by 174 cases, or 44.4%, from the 392 new cases reported the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

In addition to the new cases, the county also confirmed the deaths of eight Fort Bend County residents who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

The graph below shows the daily reports of new cases last week. There was an average of 31.1 cases reported each day, with a high of 78 cases Oct. 2 and a low of nine cases Oct. 8. No new case data is reported on Sundays.

The coronavirus in Fort Bend County

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, 16,712 Fort Bend County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 200 have died from it.

Of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases, the county suspects that 15,760 people have recovered from the disease, leaving an estimated 752 active cases. This number is down from a presumed 1,076 active cases as of Oct. 1.

The following graph shows the complete progression of new coronavirus cases in Fort Bend County as well as the seven-day new-cases average, which takes into account fluctuations and irregularities in data.

Hospitalizations Oct. 2-8

There were between 24 to 41 people being treated for confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus at Fort Bend County hospitals during the week of Oct. 2-8, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.

These numbers reflect slightly fewer coronavirus hospitalizations than the week prior, when a high of 51 hospitalizations was observed.

Of the COVID-19 patients hospitalized Oct. 2-8, between four and 14 were in the intensive care unit, SETRAC data shows. Fourteen is the highest number of ICU patients since Sept. 7.

The chart below shows the history of coronavirus hospitalizations in the county since mid-March.

Data in this story reflects what Fort Bend County and the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council are reporting as of 6 p.m. Oct. 8.
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.