Fort Bend County reports 2,467 new coronavirus cases, 22 deaths Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services recorded 2,467 new cases of the coronavirus Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 262 cases fewer than were reported the week prior.

In addition to the new cases, from Jan. 29-Feb. 4, the county confirmed 22 Fort Bend County residents had died from COVID-19, bringing the total local coronavirus death toll to 451.

The following chart shows the number of new cases each day from Jan. 29-Feb. 4. No new case information is reported over the weekend.






These new cases bring the seven-day rolling average to approximately 352 cases a day and increase the county’s total coronavirus case count to 46,148 positive molecular tests.

Only positive molecular tests are counted toward the county’s total cases. To date, 6,350 Fort Bend County residents have tested positive with antigen tests, and 1,712 have tested positive with antibody tests.


The county estimates 37,931 Fort Bend County residents have recovered from the virus after testing positive. Taking into account estimated recoveries and confirmed deaths, there are approximately 7,766 active cases.

Furthermore, FBCHHS reports 11,856 coronavirus vaccines have been distributed at county-run sites. The county opened vaccine hubs at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land and the Missouri City Houston Community College campus last week.

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





Fort Bend County coronavirus hospitalizations



From Jan. 29-Feb. 4, coronavirus hospitalizations in Fort Bend County ranged from 188 to 154, an overall decrease from the week prior, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council.

Of those hospitalized, between 43 and 25 were in the hospitals’ intensive care unit, SETRAC data shows.

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







Coronavirus in Sugar Land, Missouri City



The following table 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 are 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 1 p.m. Feb. 4.
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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