Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced one Denton County community member died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 147 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. Today’s reported COVID-19 death was a female over 80 who was a resident of Flower Mound.
“Today, we are reporting an additional death due to COVID-19 and another record number of new COVID-19 cases,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “This tragic news is a direct reflection of the escalating growth of COVID-19 cases within our communities. We must all take safety precautions seriously to help curb the potential spread of this virus in our households and wherever we are in contact with others. I ask you to keep this community member’s family in your prayers as we will keep you and your families in ours during this trying time.”
DCPH also announced 484 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 348 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 21,937 COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 250 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 16,939.
DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Tuesday, December 1, 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 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.