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Posted on: August 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Four COVID-19 Deaths and 400 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 642 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include: 

  • A male over 80 who was a resident of unincorporated southeast Denton County
  • A male in his 40s who was a resident of Lewisville
  • A female in her 70s who was a resident of unincorporated southwest Denton County
  • A male in his 70s who was a resident of Denton

“Today we announce the death of four additional Denton County community members due to COVID-19. Please keep their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads.

DCPH also announced 400 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 380 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 85,855 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 89 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 77,083.

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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