Local coronavirus update — April 20

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The coronavirus pandemic has created a great deal of rapidly-changing news created by governments, schools, businesses and nonprofits that serve the southern Denton County area. In case you missed any of our news stories from earlier in the day or over the weekend, here are the most important coronavirus news items from southern Denton County from Saturday, April 18 through Monday, April 20, with links for more information.

On Saturday, Denton County Public Health reported the county’s 16th COVID-19 death and 21 new cases.

16th Denton County resident dies of coronavirus

On Sunday, DCPH only reported one new case, but the low number may be caused by delays in case reporting. On Monday, DCPH reported the 17th coronavirus-related death and five new cases.

Denton County reports 17th COVID-19 death

The Denton County community is need of volunteer plasma donors who have recovered from COVID-19.

Plasma donations needed from recovered COVID-19 patients

A Denton County nonprofit is need of cloth mask donations for elderly residents.

Denton County nonprofit in need of masks

Medical City Healthcare is donating $100,000 to area food banks.

Medical City Healthcare donating $100k to food banks

For our other coronavirus-related news stories on other days, click here.

For more information about the coronavirus, how it spreads and what to do if you develop symptoms, click here.

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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