Friday, August 19, 2022

Denton County COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to rise

In this week’s COVID-19 update, Denton County Public Health again reported a slow and steady rise in new COVID-19 cases.

Denton County remains at a low COVID-19 community level, based on three key COVID-19 data points, but those figures have been, for the most part, rising steadily since May 6. The number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people was 31.8 in early May, but it has been continually rising since then and is now 146. New COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people is now 3.1, up from 0.4 on May 6. The percentage of inpatient beds that are occupied by COVID-19 patients is now 3.7%, up from 0.8% on May 6.

DCPH this week also confirmed 1,452 new cases and 1,082 recoveries, resulting in an increase of 373 active cases in the last week. Also, one more COVID-19 death was reported this week, bringing the countywide COVID-19 death toll to 874.

To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH reminds community members to:

  • Get vaccinated and boosted when eligible
  • Test five days after exposure or if you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Isolate, quarantine, and wear a mask when recommended

Additional COVID-19 information is available at the following websites:

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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