Tracking COVID-19: Denton County sees 2 weeks of sustained growth in new confirmed cases

In Denton County, there have been 1,034 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed since Aug. 21. (Community Impact staff)
In Denton County, there have been 1,034 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed since Aug. 21. (Community Impact staff)

In Denton County, there have been 1,034 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed since Aug. 21. (Community Impact staff)

The number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Denton County rose another 17% over the last seven reporting days as compared to the week before.

Denton County health officials reported 1,034 new cases since Aug. 21, up from 882 new cases confirmed in the seven reporting days ending Aug. 20.

In southeast Denton County, hundreds of people were known to have an active case of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, although that number declined in the past week.

Here is how the active cases break down by city in Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage area.

Lewisville: 303 active cases, 1,233 recoveries, 16 deaths

Flower Mound: 114 active cases, 447 recoveries, 1 death


Highland Village: 26 active cases, 87 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 13%. 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.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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