Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced four Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 425 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include:
- A male over 80 who was a resident of Little Elm
- A male over 80 who was a resident of Hackberry
- A male over 80 who was a resident of Avalon Memory Care in Carrollton
- A male over 80 who was a resident of Cedar Crest of Lewisville
“Please keep the families and friends of these four community members who’ve passed away due to COVID-19 in your thoughts and prayers,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads.
DCPH also announced 449 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 429 are active cases. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 66,842 COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 624 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 54,678.
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 are awaiting COVID-19 test results
- When eligible and available to you, get your COVID-19 vaccine
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.