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Posted on: May 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] One COVID-19 Death and 39 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced one Denton County community member died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 575 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 death includes: 

  • A male over 80 who was a resident of Rambling Oaks Courtyard Extensive Care Community in Highland Village

"As we announce the death of one more Denton County community member due to COVID-19, we ask you to keep their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers," stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. 

DCPH also announced 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 23 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 75,693 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 75 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 72,031.

To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH asks unvaccinated 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 12 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.   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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