Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced one Denton County community member died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 811 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. Today’s reported COVID-19 death includes a female over 80 who was a resident of Corinth.
“As we announce the death of one community member due to COVID-19, please keep their family 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 dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats for an in-depth chart displaying dates of death and date of DCPH report.
DCPH also announced 228 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 57 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 178,458 COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 1,604 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 165,892.
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 dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. 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.