Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 716 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 564 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 27,897 COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 258 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 19,950.
“Today’s report, like other record-breaking days Denton County has experienced recently, simply illustrates the reality of this infection,” stated Dr. Matt Richardson, DCPH Director. “Masks, distancing, and the forthcoming vaccines are the vehicles that will take us to normalcy in 2021, but we must do our part now to ease the burden on our stressed hospitals and ICUs.”
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.