Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced one additional Denton County community member has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 40 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. The death reported Saturday is a female whom was over 80 and a resident of Dallas.
“Please keep the family of the 40th individual who has died as a result of COVID-19 in your thoughts and prayers,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “It is vitally important for everyone to take the necessary steps to reduce their risk of infection. Wear a mask. Stay six feet away from others when out and about. Wash your hands frequently.”
DCPH is also announcing 127 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 3,937 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 69 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 1,499.
To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH recommends all community members:
- Maintain at least 6 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 to a person with COVID-19, or have pending COVID-19 lab results
For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, 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.