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Posted on: February 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Seven COVID-19 Deaths and 600 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced seven Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 325 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 Frisco
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of The Oaks at Flower Mound
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Hollymead in Flower Mound
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Gracious Care Home in Lewisville
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Highland Village
  • A male in his 60s who was a resident of Hollymead in Flower Mound 
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Hollymead in Flower Mound

 “As we announce seven more COVID-19 deaths of Denton County residents, please cover their families with thoughts and prayers," stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  "We must continue utilizing masks, social distancing, and hand washing, even as the vaccine rolls out within Denton County, to protect our families, friends, and neighbors from the spread of COVID-19."

DCPH also announced 600 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 535 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 54,154 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 763 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 38,691.

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 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. For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit the DCPH stats page.  

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