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Posted on: January 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fourteen COVID-19 Deaths and 774 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced fourteen Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 308 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of unincorporated southwest Denton County
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Prairie Estates in Frisco
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Brinker Denton SCC
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Denton
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Anthology of Denton
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Anthology of Denton
  • A male in his 50s who was a resident of Denton
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Denton
  • A male in his 50s who was a resident of Denton
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Anthology of Denton
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Prestonwood Court in Plano
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Little Elm
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Carrollton
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of unincorporated southwest Denton County

“Today, as we report fourteen more individuals who’ve passed away from COVID-19, we ask you to pray for their families and friends,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  “Though our COVID-19 inpatient rates are decreasing at local hospitals, we must remain vigilant in practicing public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Denton County.”

DCPH also announced 774 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 629 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 51,212 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 651 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 36,024.

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 or to join DCPH’s Vaccine Interest Portal Waitlist, visit DCPH's COVID-19 vaccine page.  Weekly vaccine updates are emailed on Fridays to those on the DCPH Vaccine Interest Portal Waitlist. 

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