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.