Denton County reports decrease in COVID-19 cases

Juan Rodriguez, with the county’s public health department, reported a decrease in COVID-19 cases during a March 8 Commissioners Court meeting. (Screenshot courtesy Denton County)
Juan Rodriguez, with the county’s public health department, reported a decrease in COVID-19 cases during a March 8 Commissioners Court meeting. (Screenshot courtesy Denton County)

Juan Rodriguez, with the county’s public health department, reported a decrease in COVID-19 cases during a March 8 Commissioners Court meeting. (Screenshot courtesy Denton County)

Denton County continues to see a decrease in COVID-19 cases, said Juan Rodriguez, the county’s public health department assistant director.

Seven deaths were reported during the week of Feb. 28, which brought the county total to 796, Rodriguez said during a March 8 Denton County Commissioners Court meeting.

The number of people who are sick each week continues to decrease. The most recent week of data from Feb. 20-26 reported 221 cases, Rodriguez said.

“Just in a matter of six weeks we’ve gone from 15,000 to 221, which is just amazing,” he said. “We don’t expect that number to grow very much.”

The decline of pediatric cases reflects that of adult cases. During the week of Feb. 20, 45 pediatric COVID-19 cases were reported, Rodriguez said. Six weeks ago more than 4,000 pediatric cases were reported in a week.


“As quickly as we rose, we really came down,” he said.
By Samantha Douty
Samantha Douty joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 as the Lewisville/ Flower Mound/ Highland Village editor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. But her passion for journalism started when she was 16 years old. Before joining Community Impact Newspaper, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.