Tracking COVID-19: Where Denton County hospitalizations stand after Thanksgiving holiday

In Denton County, the number of beds occupied by confirmed COVID-19 patients has been rising sharply since October. (Community Impact staff)
In Denton County, the number of beds occupied by confirmed COVID-19 patients has been rising sharply since October. (Community Impact staff)

In Denton County, the number of beds occupied by confirmed COVID-19 patients has been rising sharply since October. (Community Impact staff)

Hospitals in Denton County continued to see elevated levels of coronavirus patients through the weekend following the Thanksgiving holiday.

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.
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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