Denton County health officials have reported 542 new cases since Sept. 6, a total that is down from the 713 new cases confirmed in the seven reporting days ending Sept. 5.
In southeast Denton County, hundreds of people were known, as of Sept. 14, to have an active case of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, although that number declined in the past week. No new deaths were reported in the past seven days.
Here is how the active cases break down by city in Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage area.
- Lewisville: 230 active cases, 1,519 recoveries, 16 deaths
- Flower Mound: 75 active cases, 567 recoveries, 1 death
- Highland Village: 26 active cases, 105 recoveries, 3 deaths
The numbers of confirmed cases are 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% as of Aug. 11 and has recently come down closer to 7%. 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.