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Posted on: March 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Sixteen COVID-19 Deaths and 341 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced sixteen Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 447 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Autumn Leaves of North Carrollton at Castle Hills
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Autumn Leaves of North Carrollton at Castle Hills
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Prestonwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Plano
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Carrollton
  • A male in his 60s who was a resident of Sanger
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Pilot Point
  • A female in her 60s who was a resident of Pilot Point
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Hollymead in Flower Mound
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Pilot Point Care Center 
  • A male in his 60s who was a resident of Sanger
  • A male in his 40s who was a resident of Denton 
  • A male over 80 who was a resident of The Vintage Health Care Center in Denton 
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Cedar Crest of Lewisville 
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Fairhaven Denton Senior Living 
  • A female in her 50s who was a resident of unincorporated northwest Denton County
  • A male in his 60s who was a resident of unincorporated northeast Denton County

"Today, we're announcing sixteen more COVID-19 deaths of Denton County residents," stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. "We ask our community to continue to utilize masks, distancing, and hand washing to slow the spread of COVID-19 locally."

DCPH also announced 341 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 300 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 70,343 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 412 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 60,248.

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.  

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