Denton County confirms 130 new COVID-19 cases, 145 new recoveries

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Wednesday, Aug. 5

Denton County Public Health announced Wednesday that 130 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed among county residents, as well as 145 new recoveries.

There are now 3,015 active cases in the county and 4,186 total recoveries. The death toll remains at 56.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at the UNT Discovery Park, 3940 North Elm St. in Denton, on Friday, starting at 8 a.m. 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, weekly testing totals and cases reported by day, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats. For information regarding DCPH’s upcoming testing centers, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19testing. For additional COVID-19 health and safety recommendations, visit dentoncounty.gov/COVID19.

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Mark Smith

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

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