In this week’s COVID-19 update, Denton County Public Health reported Friday that the number of COVID-19 patients admitted into local hospitals is rising.
Earlier in July, the DCPH reported that the county went from the CDC’s low COVID-19 community level to the medium level, based on three key COVID-19 data points that continue to rise. The number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people was 31.8 in early May, but is now 217.1. New COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people is now 6.4, up from 0.4 on May 6. The percentage of inpatient beds that are occupied by COVID-19 patients is now 6.4%, up from 0.8% on May 6.
DCPH this week also confirmed 2,013 new cases and 1,935 recoveries, resulting in 76 more active cases than last week. No additional COVID-19 deaths were reported this week.
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:
- Denton County data: dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats.
- DCPH vaccines: dentoncounty.gov/COVID19vaccine
- DCPH testing: dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing
- CDC isolation and quarantine guidance: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.