Denton County sees midweek drop in active COVID-19 cases

In Denton County, there have been 955 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported since July 10. (Community Impact staff)
In Denton County, there have been 955 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported since July 10. (Community Impact staff)

In Denton County, there have been 955 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported since July 10. (Community Impact staff)

Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by Denton County and the state of Texas through their public dashboards and websites.

Denton County had its highest number of active cases reported July 12 since tracking began in March.

The peak—2,407 active cases—was followed by a drop in reported cases mid-week. As of July 17, there are 2,113 active cases in the county.

Among the ZIP codes for Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village, 75067 ZIP code has the greatest number of new confirmed cases, with 78 reported between July 10-17. That brings the total number of cases in that ZIP code, which also has the largest population among the three cities' ZIP codes, to 519.

The ZIP code with the second-highest number of new cases in the past week is 75056, which has reported 63 cases since last week.


ZIP code 75022 had 15 new cases, while ZIP code 75028 had 28 new reported cases. There were 24 new cases reported in ZIP code 75057 and 31 new cases in ZIP code 75077.

In Denton County, there have been 955 new cases of the novel coronavirus since July 10. This is roughly 20% of the total cases in Denton County, which now number 4,765, according to data


Data shows that those in the 20-29 age group in Denton County have had the largest number of positive cases of any demographic, followed by those ages 30-39.


In addition, the data shows three deaths in Denton County during the past seven days. Those deaths include a man and a woman both older than 80 years old and a male in his 60s. The total number of deaths in the county since tracking began in March is 42.

Among the key indicators to watch, health experts have said, is the number of hospitalizations. Denton County reports 101 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized July 17. That number has increased slightly in the past week.

Hospital capacity in the 13-county area of North Texas is being tracked by The Institute for Urban Policy Research at The University of Texas at Dallas. Data for North Texas as of July 16 shows the following.


  • Total occupancy rate: 69.2% (based on 15,739 total beds and 10,889 total patients)

  • ICU occupancy rate: 75.4% (based on 2,370 ICU beds and 1,788 ICU patients)

  • Ventilator utilization rate: 42.4% (based on 1,863 ventilators and 790 ventilators in use)

By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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