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Posted on: March 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Two COVID-19 Deaths and 248 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 810 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include:

  • A female in her 60s who was a resident of Flower Mound
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Denton

“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 248 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 50 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 178,231 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 1,922 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 164,295.

Today’s release includes a group of previously unsent lab results from the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System, with specimen collection date primarily in January 2022. Labs reported today, both from January as well as current cases, can be viewed by symptom onset date on the DCPH COVID-19 statistics page.

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 CDC community level, active cases by municipality, and hospital capacity, 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. To view CDC prevention steps based on COVID-19 community levels, visit CDC's community levels page.

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