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Posted on: October 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 151 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 151 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 130 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 14,347 COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 87 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 12,235.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church at 1641 W Hebron Parkway in Carrollton. Eligible community members are those who are residents of Denton County who pre-register and have not previously tested positive for COVID-19. Pre-registration is required and appointments are available starting at 8 AM. To pre-register, call DCPH 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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