Tracking COVID-19: New confirmed cases of coronavirus hold steady in Denton County since mid-September

In Denton County, there have been 573 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed since Sept. 15. (Community Impact staff)
In Denton County, there have been 573 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed since Sept. 15. (Community Impact staff)

In Denton County, there have been 573 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed since Sept. 15. (Community Impact staff)

The number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Denton County held roughly steady over the last seven reporting days as compared to the week before, maintaining an average near their lowest weekly levels since late June.

Denton County health officials have reported 573 new cases since Sept. 15, a slight uptick from the 542 new cases confirmed in the seven reporting days ending Sept. 14.

In southeast Denton County, hundreds of people were known, as of Sept. 22, 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: 222 active cases, 1,599 recoveries, 16 deaths

  • Flower Mound: 91 active cases, 593 recoveries, 1 death

  • Highland Village: 28 active cases, 113 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.
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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