Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced four Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 830 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include:
- A male in his 70s who was a resident of The Colony
- A male in his 70s who was a resident of Prestonwood Rehabilitation in Plano
- A male in his 50s who was a resident of Carrollton
- A male in his 70s who was a resident of Lewisville
“As we announce the death of four 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 dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats for an in-depth chart displaying dates of death and date of DCPH report.
DCPH also announced 58 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 29 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 179,201 COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 157 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 175,723.
Beginning next week, DCPH will provide weekly press releases on Fridays with totals of new cases and recoveries, as well as COVID-19 community level updates. New and/or unreported deaths will also be totaled weekly and reported in the weekly press releases. Dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats will continue to be updated daily with new cases and recoveries. Data can be delineated by jurisdiction by utilizing the City and Town Dashboard found on the Helpful Links tab.
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.