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Posted on: August 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Four COVID-19 Deaths and 427 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 638 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

  • A male in his 50s who was a resident of Aubrey
  • A female in her 60s who was a resident of The Colony
  • A male in his 60s who was a resident of Dallas
  • A female in her 70s who was a resident of Little Elm

“DCPH has confirmed an additional four 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 427 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 399 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 85,457 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 70 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 76,998.

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.

If you are severely immunocompromised, please consider an additional dose of mRNA vaccine after your initial two doses.

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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