Denton County health officials reported a decrease in COVID-19 cases during a March 15 county commissioners meeting. (Courtesy Denton County)
Denton County COVID-19-related hospitalizations have decreased to about 3%, said Alex Reed, the county’s community health division manager.
The onset of illness rate continues to decrease throughout the county with 193 cases reported during the week of Feb. 27-March 5, Reed said during a March 15 county commissioners meeting. The reports lag two weeks. During the week of Feb. 20-26, 221 cases were reported.
A vast majority of COVID-19 cases being reported are the omicron variant, Reed said.
At Denton County hospitals, 129 beds are available, and 15 ICU beds are available. Hospitals have 19 COVID-19 patients, Reed said.
Samantha is the editor for the Frisco and Prosper-Celina editions. She joined Community Impact in 2021 as the editor for the Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village editions. She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. Before joining Community Impact, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.
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