For the past two weeks, the number of new cases of COVID-19 confirmed each day in Denton County has held steady at roughly half of the county’s highest levels.

Denton County health officials have reported 544 new cases since Sept. 19, a slight increase from the 526 new cases confirmed in the seven reporting days ending Sept. 18.

In southeast Denton County, hundreds of people were known as of Sept. 26 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: 1,882 total cases, 1,640 of which have recovered

  • Flower Mound: 703 total cases, 607 of which have recovered

  • Highland Village: 146 total cases, 118 of which have recovered

In Texas there were 24.4 confirmed cases per 1,000 people as of Sept. 24. Here are the rates for the four North Texas counties as of Sept. 24. The rate of confirmed cases takes population differences into account.

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.