Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 143 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 108 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 14,797 COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 97 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 12,448.
DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Friday, October 16, 2020 at University of North Texas’ Discovery Park at 3940 N. Elm St in Denton. 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:
- 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.