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Posted on: December 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 516 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 516 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 455 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 36,813 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 546 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 24,562.

DCPH is providing free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at University of North Texas Discovery Park at 2940 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 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.

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