Tracking COVID-19: Cases continue to rise as Denton County reports its worst week of hospitalizations so far

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

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

In the two weeks since Denton County hospitals first reported treating more than 200 COVID-19 patients at one time, the population of patients with the disease has continued to rise.

Hospitals in the county on Jan. 9 reported treating 215 patients with the virus as intensive-care beds remained at near-capacity levels, according to the Denton County COVID-19 dashboard.


More than 95% of ICU beds in the county were occupied as of Jan. 9, and 77% of all hospital beds were filled. These numbers include non-coronavirus patients as well those confirmed to have the virus.

More than 13,600 residents were known to have COVID-19 in Denton County as of the same date. That was up from 12,100 right before Christmas, and up from 5,896 at the start of December.

For a view of how Denton County hospitalizations have changed over time, explore the chart below.


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