Fort Bend County totals 2,886 new coronavirus cases Jan. 8-14; active cases increase by 1,000

Here are the latest coronavirus case count updates in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the latest coronavirus case count updates in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the latest coronavirus case count updates in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services recorded 2,886 new coronavirus cases the week of Jan. 8-14, which means approximately 412 new cases were reported each day.

The following chart shows the number of new cases reported each day from Jan. 8-14. No new case information was reported Jan. 9-10.

These additional new cases brings the county’s total coronavirus case count to 37,939. Only positive molecular tests are counted toward the county’s total cases. To date, 4,837 Fort Bend County residents have tested positive with antigen tests, and there have been 1,489 positive antibody tests.

In addition to the new cases, from Jan. 8-14, the county confirmed 25 Fort Bend County residents died from COVID-19, bringing the total coronavirus death toll to 405.

The county estimates 29,524 people who previously tested positive from the virus have recovered from it. Taking into account estimated recoveries and confirmed deaths, there are approximately 8,010 active cases. As of Jan. 8, there were 6,822 active cases, which means this number has increased by 1,188 in a week's time.

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


Fort Bend County coronavirus hospitalizations


Between 209 and 233 people were admitted to Fort Bend County hospitals during the week of Jan. 8-14 for treatment of the coronavirus, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. There have not been 233 coronavirus patients in Fort Bend County hospitals since July 28.


In the same time frame, the number of COVID-19 patients admitted to local Fort Bend County hospitals’ ICU ranged from 37 to 49, SETRAC data shows. The last time there were 49 coronavirus patients in local ICUs was July 30.

Total Fort Bend County ICU bed usage was between 112 and 118 from Jan. 8-14, according to SETRAC data. Local ICUs have an operational capacity of 122, which means more than 90% of ICU beds in the county are in use.

The following graph shows the history of general and ICU coronavirus hospitalizations in the county.


Coronavirus in Sugar Land, Missouri City


The table below shows the total number of COVID-19 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 this story reflects what Fort Bend County, Harris County and the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council are reporting as of 11 a.m. Jan. 15.
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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