Denton County hospitalization rates at a pandemic low

Dr. Matt Richardson
County Public Health Director Dr. Matt Richardson discuses COVID-19 data during a Denton County Commissioners Court meeting March 22. (Screenshot Courtesy Denton County)

County Public Health Director Dr. Matt Richardson discuses COVID-19 data during a Denton County Commissioners Court meeting March 22. (Screenshot Courtesy Denton County)

Denton County’s hospitalization rate is at a pandemic low, county Public Health Director Dr. Matt Richardson said.

As of March 21, no COVID-19 patients are in Denton County’s intensive care units, Richardson said during a March 22 county commissioners meeting.

“That is something to be celebrated,” he said.

New COVID-19 hospital admission rates are 1.2 per 100,000, Richardson said.

“This is incredibly low,” he said.


The omicron variant has evolved into the new BA.2 variant, Richardson said. That variant is seen in the county and is easily transmissible, but it is less severe than previous variants, 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.