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Posted on: January 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Eight COVID-19 Deaths and 861 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 265 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Lake Village Nursing and Rehab in Lewisville
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Lake Village Nursing and Rehab in Lewisville
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of The Oaks at Flower Mound
  • 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 Hollymead in Flower Mound
  • A male in his 60s who was a resident of Argyle
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Prairie Estates in Frisco

“We ask for your thoughts and prayers for the families and friends of these eight individuals who have passed away due to COVID-19,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  “While we all await our opportunity to be vaccinated, we must remember that utilizing masks, social distancing, and handwashing are practices we must continue to utilize to slow the spread of COVID-19 within our communities and families.”

DCPH also announced 861 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 782 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 48,196 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 451 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 33,612.

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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