Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced three additional Denton County community members have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 60 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.
The deaths reported today were a female over 80 who was a resident of Eagle Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Denton, a male in his 70s who was a resident of Brookhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carrollton and a male in his 70s who was a resident of Eagle Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Denton.
“Your thoughts and prayers for these three individuals’ family and friends would be most appreciated,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.
“We hope to see a continued decrease in the positivity rate if everyone would wear masks, wash hands frequently, physically distance, and limit gatherings.”
DCPH also announced 145 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 7,519 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 114 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 4,408.
DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Argyle on Tuesday. Pre-registration is required. The testing center will be held at Cross Timbers Church at 1119 US-377 with appointments beginning at 8 a.m. 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 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, 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.