DATA: Fort Bend County sees 835 new COVID-19 cases March 19-25; vaccination efforts continue

Here is the latest coronavirus case, hospitalization and vaccination data in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here is the latest coronavirus case, hospitalization and vaccination data in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here is the latest coronavirus case, hospitalization and vaccination data in Fort Bend County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Fort Bend County Health Human Services reported 835 new coronavirus cases March 19-25. The county also confirmed the COVID-19-related deaths of 21 residents, bringing the total death toll to 567.

Most days last week saw fewer than 100 new cases, while two days had new case counts in the high 200s. No new case information is posted to the county's coronavirus dashboard on Saturdays or Sundays.



During the past week, local hospitals treated between 71-85 people each day for the coronavirus, data from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council shows. Of these patients, between 14-20 were in the intensive care unit.




In an effort to curb the spread of the virus, vaccination efforts countywide remain in full swing.

As of March 25, 121,630 Fort Bend County residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, up 11,374 people from the week prior, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. This means that nearly 20% of all county residents over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated.


An additional 92,708 residents are partially vaccinated as of March 25.

Beginning March 29, all adults in Texas will be eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine, according to the DSHS.

Since the first case of the coronavirus was identified in Fort Bend County over a year ago, there have been 54,303 cases confirmed using a molecular test. An additional 2,393 cases have been reported using antibody tests and 8,372 cases with antigen tests; however, only molecular tests are counted toward the county's overall total.

The following chart shows the history of confirmed coronavirus cases in Fort Bend County as well as the seven-day rolling case average, which was 119.29 as of March 25.




Data in this story reflects what Fort Bend County, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council are reporting as of 10 a.m. March 26.
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.