Denton County Public Health (DCPH) Announced Eight Denton County Community Members Died as a Result of COVID-19

380news - February 12, 2021 - Denton County - Leave a comment



DENTON COUNTY, TX–  Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced eight Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 382 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include:

·        A female over 80 who was a resident of Prairie Estates in Frisco

·        A male in his 70s who was a resident of Prairie Estates in Frisco

·        A male over 80 who was a resident of Autumn Leaves of Carrollton

·        A female in her 70s who was a resident of Corinth

·        A male over 80 who was a resident of Hollymead in Flower Mound

·        A female over 80 who was a resident of Atria Carrollton

·        A male in his 60s who was a resident of Denton

·        A male in his 70s who was a resident of Pilot Point

“Please join us in sending thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of these eight individuals,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “As we eagerly await additional vaccines, we must continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with masks, distancing, and hand washing.”

DCPH also announced 529 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 491 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 59,849 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 572 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 44,589.

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 are awaiting COVID-19 test results

For local COVID-19 vaccine information, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19vaccine.  Weekly vaccine updates are emailed on Fridays to those on the DCPH Vaccine Interest Portal Waitlist.  For additional COVID-19 data including active case information by municipality, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats.



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