Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has announced 218 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 5,316 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 89 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 2,936.
DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Little Elm on Friday. Pre-registration is required. The testing center will be held at the Little Elm ISD Athletic Complex at 1151 E. Eldorado Parkway from 8 a.m. to noon.
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, 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.