Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced seven additional Denton County community members have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 80 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. The deaths reported Thursday were:
- A male in his 70s who was a resident of Northlake
- A female over 80 who was a resident of Countryside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Pilot Point
- A female over 80 who was a resident of The Vintage Health Care Center in Denton
- A male over 80 who was a resident of The Vintage Health Care Center in Denton
- A male in his 50s who was a resident of Little Elm
- A male in his 60s who was a resident of southeast unincorporated Denton County
- A female in her 70s who was a resident of Cottonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation in Denton
“Please keep the family of these seven individuals who died from COVID-19 in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.
“Though there have been a number of deaths reported this week in Denton County, we remain cautiously optimistic about fewer new cases of COVID-19 being reported and the ongoing increase in the number of recoveries.”
DCPH also announced 118 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 8,077 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 126 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 5,103.
DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Denton on Friday. Pre-registration is required and appointments are available starting at 8 a.m. The testing center will be held at University of North Texas’ Discovery Park at 3940 N. Elm St. Eligible community members are those who have had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past seven days, essential employees, individuals 60 years and older, as well as individuals who have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. All community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.
To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH urges all 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 have pending COVID-19 lab results
For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, weekly testing totals, and cases reported by day, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.