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Posted on: February 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Two COVID-19 Deaths and 331 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced two Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 791 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include:

  • A female in her 70s who was a resident of unincorporated southeast Denton County
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Little Elm

“As we announce the death of two community members due to COVID-19, please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “We hope community members will get vaccinated, as vaccination remains the best way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and death.”

Actual dates of death can be released several days to several months after the date of death, due to various reporting agencies and medical records review. Please visit for an in-depth chart displaying dates of death and date of DCPH report.

DCPH also announced 331 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 278 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 176,477 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 3,525 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 130,359.

To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH urges 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

For local COVID-19 vaccine information, including booster and third doses, visit DCPH's COVID-19 vaccine page.   For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit the DCPH stats page.  For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit  For guidance on isolation and quarantine, read CDC's updated guidance.

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