Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 44 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 6,938 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH also reported 65 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 3,810.
“Due to weekend reporting lag times and statewide lab database updates, today’s new cases reported may be artificially low,” stated Dr. Matt Richardson, Director of DCPH. “We encourage community members to continue hand sanitizing and washing, mask utilization, and physical distancing practices, even as we report lower numbers today.”
DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Lewisville on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Pre-registration is required. The testing center will be held at Westside Baptist Church at 900 Bellaire Blvd 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 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, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.