Tracking COVID-19: Daily active cases steadily rise over past week

In Denton County, there have been 765 new cases of the novel coronavirus since July 24. (Community Impact staff)
In Denton County, there have been 765 new cases of the novel coronavirus since July 24. (Community Impact staff)

In Denton County, there have been 765 new cases of the novel coronavirus since July 24. (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 active cases by day have continued to steadily rise over the past few weeks.

Public health authorities reported 3,040 active cases July 30. This is roughly 402 active cases higher than the highest reported number last week.

The number of new cases slowed compared to the week before, with the highest number of new cases in a day, 188, being reported July 30. Denton County's highest number of new cases in a day was 228 on July 22.

In Denton County, there have been 765 new cases of the novel coronavirus since July 24. This is about 11% of the total cases in Denton County, which now number 6,681, according to public heath authorities.

New cases in ZIP codes for Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village were not as high as the week prior, data shows.


ZIP code 75067 had the greatest number of new confirmed cases among area ZIP codes, with 72 reported since last week. That brings the total number of cases in that ZIP code to 705.

The ZIP code with the second-highest number of new cases in the past week is 75056, which reported 48 cases since last week.

ZIP code 75022 had 12 new cases, while ZIP code 75028 had 22 new reported cases. There were 19 new cases reported in ZIP code 75057 and 34 new cases in ZIP code 75077.

Those in the 20-29 age group in Denton County have consistently had the largest number of positive cases of any demographic, followed by those ages 30-39, in recent weeks.

Six deaths were reported in Denton County over the past week. Those deaths include a man and a woman both older than 80 years old, three women in their 70s and a man in his 60s. The total number of deaths in the county since tracking began in March is 53.

Among the key indicators to watch, health experts have said, is the number of hospitalizations. Denton County reported 89 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of July 30. This is roughly 13 fewer occupied beds than the week before.

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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