Another 40 residents in Fort Bend County have contracted COVID-19, but no deaths have been reported in the past week, health officials reported Wednesday.

A total of 1,621 residents has tested positive for COVID-19 since the virus first appeared in the county in early March.

Of those, 1,092 are recuperating in home quarantine, 56 are presently hospitalized, 433 have recovered and 40 have died from the virus.

To be considered fully recovered, residents must twice test negative for the virus.

So far, 8,773 residents have been tested at the county’s five test sites in Rosenberg, Missouri City, Sugar Land, and Richmond.

Health officials have repeatedly said that the number of confirmed cases will continue to grow as more people are tested.

Testing is open to all residents whether or not they are experiencing symptoms from COVID-19. Anyone wanting to be tested for COVID-19 can request a test online at https://fbchealth.org. and then a representative will contact them. Or call 281-238-2363 for a phone consultation and scheduling.

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