Denton County reports highest number of active cases at one time July 24

Denton County had its highest number of positive cases in one day in the last week, with 228 positive cases reported July 22. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Denton County had its highest number of positive cases in one day in the last week, with 228 positive cases reported July 22. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Denton County had its highest number of positive cases in one day in the last week, with 228 positive cases reported July 22. (Community Impact Newspaper 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 reached a new high number of active cases reported since tracking began in March.

Public health authorities reported 2,638 active cases on July 24—roughly 200 more active cases higher than last week's record number.

The county also had its highest number of new positive cases in one day in the last week, with 228 positive cases reported July 22.

New cases in ZIP codes for Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village were up in each area compared to the previous week.

ZIP code 75056 had the greatest number of new confirmed cases, with 129 reported since last week. That brings the total number of cases in that ZIP code, to 539.

The ZIP code with the second-highest number of new cases in the past week is 75067, which reported 114 cases since last week.

ZIP code 75022 had 55 new cases, while ZIP code 75028 had 48 new reported cases. There were 23 new cases reported in ZIP code 75057 and 40 new cases in ZIP code 75077.

In Denton County, there have been 1,029 new cases of the novel coronavirus since July 18. This is about 17% of the total cases in Denton County, which now number 5,916, according to data. 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, data shows. This is consistent with recent weeks.

In addition, the data shows four deaths in Denton County during the past seven days. Those deaths include two men older than 80 years old, a man in his 70s and a man in his 40s. The total number of deaths in the county since tracking began in March is 46.

Among the key indicators to watch, health experts have said, is the number of hospitalizations. Denton County reports 102 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized July 22, the most recent number available.

Denton County Public Health will not receive local hospital data through Friday, July 24th, due to adjustments in reporting formats, but expects to return to daily updates by July 25.
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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