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.