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Posted on: December 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Eight COVID-19 Deaths and 835 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced eight Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 206 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include:

  • A male in his 40s who was a resident of Carrollton
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of unincorporated northwest Denton County
  • A male in his 50s who was a resident of unincorporated southeast Denton County
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Cedar Crest Senior Living in Lewisville
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Cedar Crest Senior Living in Lewisville
  • A female in her 70s who was a resident of The Colony
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Lewisville
  • A female in her 60s who was a resident of unincorporated northeast Denton County

“We are asking everyone to continue practicing the safety measures of wearing masks, social distancing, and washing hands, to slow the spread of COVID-19 within Denton County,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Please keep the families of these eight individuals in your thoughts and prayers.”

DCPH also announced 835 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 747 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 38,094 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 358 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 25,386.

DCPH is providing free drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, January 5, 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 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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