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Posted on: October 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Four COVID-19 Deaths and 156 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced four Denton County community members have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 127 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  The deaths reported today include: 

  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Saddle Brook Memory Care in Frisco
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Mayberry Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care in Denton
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Saddle Brook Memory Care in Frisco
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Saddle Brook Memory Care in Frisco

“As we report the deaths of four additional Denton County residents today, we ask everyone to please keep their families and friends in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  “Please continue following public health recommendations to protect your family, friends, and yourself.”

DCPH also announced 156 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 108 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 16,592 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 88 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 13,592.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Friday, October 30, 2020 at University of North Texas’ Discovery Park at 3940 N. Elm St in Denton.  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 urges 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.

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