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Posted on: January 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 579 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

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.

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