Fort Bend County sees 52 fewer new coronavirus cases week over week Oct. 23-29

Here is the latest coronavirus information from Fort Bend County for the last seven days. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here is the latest coronavirus information from Fort Bend County for the last seven days. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here is the latest coronavirus information from Fort Bend County for the last seven days. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services reported 272 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus the week of Oct. 23-39, 52 fewer than were recorded the week prior.

There was an average of 38.86 new coronavirus cases reported each day last week, although the individual number of new cases each day ranged from 10 on Oct. 26 to 84 on Oct. 24. No new case information is reported on Sundays.

In addition to the new cases, the county also confirmed seven additional Fort Bend County residents died because of the coronavirus, which brings the total coronavirus death toll for the county to 245.

To date, 17,634 Fort Bend County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 using molecular tests. The following chart shows the new coronavirus cases per day as well as the seven-day new-case average, which accounts for fluctuations in the data.

Of the total cases, the county estimates 16,697 people have recovered from the virus. After accounting for the 245 coronavirus-related deaths, there are an estimated 692 active cases countywide. This number is down slightly from the estimated 735 active cases Oct. 22.

As of Oct. 1, FBCHHS began reporting the number of positive antigen—currently 668—and antibody—currently 878—tests results it received from the state. However, only positive molecular tests are counted toward the total number of confirmed cases and are represented in figures and graphs throughout this story.

Hospitalization numbers

There were between 31 and 56 coronavirus patients in Fort Bend County hospitals from Oct. 23-29, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. This is a slightly lower range than the 41 to 61 patients seen the week prior.

Of the patients hospitalized with the virus last week, between six and 12 were in the intensive care unit, SETRAC data shows.

The chart below shows the history of Fort Bend County coronavirus hospitalizations.

Sugar Land, Missouri City cases

The table below shows the total number of coronavirus cases by city limits and ZIP code boundaries for the Sugar Land and Missouri City area. Also included in the table is the population of each area and the number of cases per 1,000 residents.

Data in the story reflects what Fort Bend County and the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council are reporting as of 3 p.m. Oct. 30.
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.