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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 and we ask you to join us with thoughts and prayers for their family and friends,” 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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