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Posted on: September 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 59 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 59 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 49 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 11,441 confirmed COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 67 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 9,803.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Flower Mound on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  Pre-registration is required and appointments are available starting at 8 AM.  The testing center will be held at Bakersfield Park at 1201 Duncan Lane.  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, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit the DCPH stats page.  For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit the DCPH COVID-19 testing page.  For additional COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, visit the COVID-19 information page.

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