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Posted on: January 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] One COVID-19 Death and 3,692 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 767 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 death was a male in his 30s who was a resident of Denton.

“As we announce the death of one community member due to COVID-19, please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “With this recent uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, we hope community members will get vaccinated, as vaccination remains the best way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and death. Please take the recommended precautions to keep you and your family safe.”

Actual dates of death can be released several days to several months after the date of death, due to various reporting agencies and medical records review. Please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats for an in-depth chart displaying dates of death and date of DCPH report.

DCPH also announced 3,692 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 3,686 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 134,877 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 97 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 110,608.

DCPH now allows for self-reporting of positive at-home COVID-19 tests. Community members who test positive for COVID-19 utilizing an at-home COVID-19 test can now self-report case information at dentoncounty.gov/covidselfreport. Data entered in the self-report form is not included in DCPH’s COVID-19 daily reporting and dashboard until verified via case review.

To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH urges community members to:

  • Get vaccinated and boosted when eligible
  • Wear well-fitting masks in public indoor settings
  • Test five days after exposure or if you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Isolate, quarantine, and wear a mask when recommended

For local COVID-19 vaccine information, including booster and third doses, 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.  For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing.  For additional information regarding omicron variant, visit CDC's omicron website.  For guidance on isolation and quarantine, read CDC's updated guidance.

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