New coronavirus cases in Fort Bend County decrease for third straight week Feb. 5-11

Here are coronavirus updates from Fort Bend County from Feb. 5-11. (Community Impact staff)
Here are coronavirus updates from Fort Bend County from Feb. 5-11. (Community Impact staff)

Here are coronavirus updates from Fort Bend County from Feb. 5-11. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County Health and Human Services reported 2,018 new cases of the coronavirus Feb. 5-11, 449 cases fewer than were recorded the week prior. This is the third week in a row that the number of new cases has decreased.

From Feb. 5-11, Fort Bend County confirmed 18 additional county residents had died from the coronavirus, bringing the total local coronavirus death toll to 469.

The following chart shows the number of new cases each day from Feb. 5-11. No new case data is reported over the weekend. An average of approximately 288 cases were seen each day, and Feb. 9 had the most new cases at 508.






The new cases bring the county’s total coronavirus case count to 48,166. Only positive molecular tests are counted toward the county’s total cases. To date, 6,629 Fort Bend County residents have tested positive with antigen tests, and 1,806 have tested positive with antibody tests.

Additionally, public health officials announced Feb. 8 that the first Greater Houston area case of the South African COVID-19 variant was identified in Fort Bend County.


The county estimates 41,320 Fort Bend County residents have recovered from the coronavirus after previously testing positive. Taking into account these estimated recoveries and confirmed deaths, there are approximately 6,377 active cases.

Furthermore, Fort Bend County is reporting that 26,852 coronavirus vaccines have been administered at county-run vaccine distribution sites.

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





Fort Bend County coronavirus hospitalizations



From Feb. 5-11, between 133 and 174 people were being treated for the coronavirus at Fort Bend County hospitals, according to data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. This range is less than that seen the week prior.

Of those hospitalized, between 18 and 42 were in the 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 is the population for each area and the number of cases per 1,000 residents.





By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

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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