The number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Denton County was up 24% over the past week as compared to the week before.

Denton County health officials reported 873 cases since Aug. 14, up from 703 new cases confirmed in the seven-day period ending Aug. 13.

In southeast Denton County, hundreds of people were known to have an active case of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Here is how they broke down by city.

  • Lewisville: 383 active cases, 1,016 recoveries, 15 deaths

  • Flower Mound: 130 active cases, 371 recoveries, 1 death

  • Highland Village: 34 active cases, 72 recoveries, 3 deaths

The number of confirmed cases is partly dependent on the number of tests administered, which is why the state tracks positivity rate as one of its key indicators.

The state's weekly positivity rate hit a record high of 24% on Aug. 11 and has recently come down closer to 14%. The rate is averaged over the previous seven days and calculates the ratio of positive new cases compared with the number of tests conducted.

Gov. Greg Abbott has previously said that a rate of 10% or more is cause for concern.

Here is a look at the rate since early April.