Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 579 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 542 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 44,158 COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 450 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 30,426.
“In a challenging situation, Denton County residents have embraced the opportunity for a COVID-19 vaccine,” stated Dr. Matt Richardson, DCPH Director. “We’re working hard to meet the demand with the doses we’re given. This effort is our path to life as we knew it – and the path to ‘herd immunity’ that we so desperately need to protect our families and friends.”
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 additional COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, visit the COVID-19 information page.