Forty-nine residents in Fort Bend County have succumbed to the deadly coronavirus infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands of people globally since November 2019.

The Fort Bend County Health and Human Services Department, which is tracking the virus’ impact on the county and its residents, reported two more deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday.

They are the first deaths reported in the county since June 1.

County health authorities did not release any details surrounding the deaths; however, a mother and her son are known to have perished from COVID-19 in the past week. Their obituaries appeared in The Herald on Sunday.

Another woman and her brother-in-law are also known to have died lately from COVID-19. Again, it is unclear whether those deaths have been counted by the county.

The county last updated its coronavirus statistics on Saturday. At that time, 2,385 residents had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Of those, 1,015 have recovered completely, 1,038 are recuperating in home quarantine and 13 are hospitalized.

To be considered completely recovered, victims must test negative twice in a 14-day period.

Just over 17,580 residents had been tested for coronavirus at the county’s five free testing sites as of Saturday.

The majority of the victims countywide — 1.267 — are female.

Blacks make up 31% of those catching the virus, followed closely by Hispanics at 30%, whites at 19% and Asians at 18@.

Forty percent of the victims are between the age of 40 and 59. Residents 60-69 account for 13% of the confirmed cases while residents 30-39 make up 17%. Residents 18-29 are 14% of the infected countywide.

At total of 160 cases have been reported in the city of Rosenberg and its extra-territorial jurisdiction. The city of Richmond and its ETJ accounts for 47 cases. The city of Needville has seven cases, Fairchild’s four cases, Beasley one case, Kendleton two cases, Orchard two cases, Pleak two cases, Thompsons three cases, Fulshear 19 cases.

The county will update its COVID-19 statistics later Monday.

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