DENTON COUNTY, TX– 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 38 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County. The death reported today is a male in his 80s who was a resident of unincorporated southeast Denton County, Texas.
“We are sad to report another death due to COVID-19 in Denton County,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Please keep the individual’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. We recommend everyone wear masks when around individuals not within your household, continue to social distance and frequently wash your hands. These important steps will reduce your risk of infection.”
DCPH is also announcing 115 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 3,697 confirmed COVID-19 cases. DCPH is also reporting 32 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 1,322.
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, please visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.