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Posted on: January 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Twelve COVID-19 Deaths and 471 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced twelve Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 249 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Carrollton
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Atria Senior Living in Carrollton
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Little Elm
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of The Colony
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Carrollton
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Carrollton
  • A female in her 60s who was a resident of unincorporated southeast Denton County
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Mustang Creek Estates in Frisco
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Krum
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Avanti Senior Living in Flower Mound
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Corinth
  • A female in her 60s who was a resident of Denton

“We are reporting a record number of COVID-19-related deaths today,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.”

“Denton County continues to focus on establishing a series of vaccination clinics for residents in tiers 1A and 1B, as allowed by the state,” Judge Eads said.  “We ask everyone to please continue practicing safety measures to help curb the spread of this virus.” 

DCPH also announced 471 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 437 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 45,816 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 423 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 31,773.

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 local COVID-19 vaccine information, visit DCPH's COVID-19 vaccine page.

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