Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 116 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 106 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 11,130 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 89 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 9,474.
DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Denton Friday, September 18, 2020. Pre-registration is required and appointments are available starting at 8 AM. The testing center will be held at University of North Texas’ Discovery Park at 3940 N. Elm Street. Eligible community members are those who have had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past seven days, essential employees, individuals 60 years and older, as well as individuals who have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. All community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.
To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH asks all community members to continue to:
- Maintain at least six feet of physical distance in public settings and when around individuals outside of the household
- Wear masks or face coverings, which should cover both the nose and mouth, in public settings and when around individuals outside of the household
- Wash and/or sanitize hands frequently
- Stay home if you are symptomatic, have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19, or have pending COVID-19 lab results
For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, weekly testing totals, and cases reported by day, visit the COVID-19 Statistics Site. Get more information about COVID-19 testing. Learn more about COVID-19 health and safety recommendations.