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.
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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