Denton County hospitals on Nov. 28 reported that 16.9% of their beds were occupied by confirmed COVID-19 patients, according to the county dashboard. The total number of coronavirus patients in Denton County hospitals, 122, was roughly four times higher than the levels recorded before the current upward trajectory began in early October.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott established in a previous executive order that areas whose COVID-19 hospitalizations remain above 15% of total beds for seven consecutive days would have to reduce business capacity to 50% and shut down bars, among other steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Denton County’s COVID-19 patients as a share of total beds has been above 15% in six of the past seven days as it continues its weeks-long upward trajectory.
Explore the latest hospitalization trends in the chart below.