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Posted on: May 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Four COVID-19 Deaths and 116 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 495 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

  • A male in his 30s who was a resident of Pilot Point 
  • A female over 80 who was a resident of Carrollton 
  • A female in her 70s who was a resident of Autumn Leaves of North Carrollton at Castle Hills 
  • A male in his 50s who was a resident of Fort Worth

“Today we confirmed four additional community members who have passed away due to COVID-19,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “We ask you to continue to follow public health recommendations as we slow the spread of COVID-19 within our communities.”

DCPH also announced 116 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 86 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 74,696 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 131 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 70,808.

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
  • If you are 16 years old or over, 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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