Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced three Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 161 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include:
- A female in her 70s who was a resident of Cedar Ridge Rehabilitation in Pilot Point
- A male in his 50s who was a resident of Lewisville
- A male over 80 who was a resident of Longmeadow Healthcare Center in Justin
“As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to escalate across our county, it is incumbent upon each of us to do our part in reducing community spread,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “The increased numbers impact our healthcare system, which in turn could affect the availability of care for all. We ask that you keep the families of these three individuals in your thoughts and prayers.”
DCPH also announced 560 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 394 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 27,181 COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 316 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 19,692.
DCPH is providing free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Friday, December 11, 2020 at North Central Texas College’s Exchange Parking Garage at 319 E. Sycamore 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 with appointments 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.