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Posted on: February 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Four COVID-19 Deaths and 611 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced four Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 348 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

  • A female in her 70s who was a resident of Frisco
  • A male in his 60s who was a resident of Hickory Creek
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Argyle 
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Corinth

“As we near 50,000 community members vaccinated for COVID-19 within Denton County, we must remember the seriousness of this disease,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  “Today, we are announcing four more COVID-19 deaths of Denton County community members. Please keep their families and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”

DCPH also announced 611 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 551 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 57,239 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 933 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 42,179.

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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