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Posted on: July 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Two COVID-19 Deaths and 202 New COVID-19 Cases in Denton County

DCPH COVID-19 Daily Update

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced two Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 630 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 death includes: 

  • A male in his 40s who was a resident of unincorporated southeast Denton County
  • A male in his 60s who was a resident of unincorporated southeast Denton County

“DCPH has confirmed an additional two deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County residents,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “We ask you to please keep these individuals’ families and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”

DCPH also announced 202 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 170 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 78,678 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 64 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 75,724.

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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