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Posted on: October 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] One COVID-19 Death and 212 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one Denton County community member has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 117 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The death reported today was a male in his 60s who lived in unincorporated southwest Denton County.

“As we report the loss of another community member’s life today, we ask that you keep his friends and family in your thoughts and prayers,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said.  “As many have returned to regular activities, we urge you to continue practicing recommended safety precautions to reduce the chances of spreading or becoming exposed to COVID-19.” 

DCPH also announced 212 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 174 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 15,009 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 117 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 12,565.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Westside Baptist Church at 900 Bellaire Blvd in Lewisville.  Eligible community members must reside in Denton County, pre-register by calling 940-349-2585, and have not previously tested positive for COVID-19.  Pre-registration is required and appointments are available starting at 8 AM.

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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