Fort Bend County coronavirus hospitalizations rise Nov. 6-12

Here is an update on Fort Bend County coronavirus hospitalizations and new case from Nov. 6-12. (Community Impact staff)
Here is an update on Fort Bend County coronavirus hospitalizations and new case from Nov. 6-12. (Community Impact staff)

Here is an update on Fort Bend County coronavirus hospitalizations and new case from Nov. 6-12. (Community Impact staff)

Between 58 and 82 coronavirus patients received care at Fort Bend County hospitals Nov. 6-12, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.

This range is higher than the 44-61 people hospitalized with the virus the week prior, and the 82 coronavirus hospitalizations seen Nov. 12 is the highest single-day hospitalization count observed since Aug. 19.

Furthermore, between 15 and 20 of the coronavirus patients were in the hospitals’ intensive care units, SETRAC data shows. The last time there were 20 coronavirus patients in Fort Bend County ICUs was Sept. 3.

The chart below shows coronavirus hospitalization data—including general beds and ICU beds—since March.


New local cases Nov. 6-12


Fort Bend County Health and Human Services reported 291 new cases of the coronavirus Nov. 6-12, 100 fewer than were reported the week prior.

The following graph shows the number of new cases reported each day from Nov. 6-12. The county does not update its coronavirus dashboard on Sundays, nor did it update the dashboard Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. FBCHHS said technical difficulties prevented the site from being updated Nov. 9.




The county’s seven-day rolling case average, which accounts for daily fluctuation in data, has decreased from 55.86 as of Nov. 5 to 41.57 as of Nov. 12.

The following graph tracks the history of the coronavirus pandemic in Fort Bend County, including daily new-case totals and seven-day averages.



Since the first local case of the coronavirus in early March, 18,410 Fort Bend County residents have tested positive for the virus using molecular tests. Of these cases, the county estimates 17,039 people have recovered from the virus, and 265 are confirmed to have died from it. This leaves an estimated 1,106 active cases.

The county’s coronavirus death toll—now 265—increased by nine the week of Nov. 6-12. Fort Bend County did not report any additional recoveries during this same time period.

In addition to the positive molecular tests results, the county is also reporting the number of positive antibody tests—currently 901—and antigen tests—currently 900—it receives from the state. However, these cases are not included in the county’s total number of confirmed cases or reflected in charts and figures throughout this article.

Data included in this story reflects what Fort Bend County and the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council are reporting as of 10 a.m. Nov. 13.
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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