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Posted on: August 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Two COVID-19 Deaths and 180 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 633 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Carrollton
  • A male in his 50s who was a resident of Lewisville

“DCPH has confirmed two additional deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County,” 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 180 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 172 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 80,161 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 49 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 76,089.

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

If you are fully vaccinated, CDC recommends mask use in public indoor spaces.

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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