Denton County Public Health (DCPH) Announced 16 Denton County Community Members Died as a Result of COVID-19

380news - February 22, 2021 - Denton County - Leave a comment



 

DENTON COUNTY, TX-  Denton County Public Health (DCPH) announced 16 Denton County community members died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total to 398 deaths due to COVID-19 in Denton County.  Today’s reported COVID-19 deaths include:

·        A male over 80 who was a resident of Lewisville

·        A male over 80 who was a resident of Inspired Living in Lewisville

·        A female over 80 who was a resident of Autumn Leaves of North Carrollton at Castle Hills

·        A male in his 50s who was a resident of Carrollton

·        A female over 80 who was a resident of Dallas

·        A female over 80 who was a resident of Summertime House in Lewisville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·        A female over 80 who was a resident of The Colony

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

·        A female over 80 who was a resident of Bethesda Gardens Frisco

“As we report these 16 deaths due to COVID-19, we ask for you to please keep their families and friends in your thoughts and prayers,” stated Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  “Though we are vaccinating more individuals weekly, we should all continue to wear masks, socially distance, and wash and sanitize hands frequently to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Denton County.”

DCPH also announced 991 new cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 892 are active cases.  This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 61,156 COVID-19 cases.  DCPH also reported 3,829 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 48,805.

“We’re seeing both continued COVID-19 transmission, as well as a backlog of reports stemming from the winter weather challenges last week,” stated Dr. Matt Richardson, DCPH Director.  “DCPH will be reporting new cases daily to include those from prior weeks, but our website will also continue to note the onset date of illness, highlighting the active case trends.  This pandemic news is improving, but it’s not over.”

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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