Active COVID-19 cases on the decline in Denton County

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Monday, Aug. 17

Denton County COVID-19 active cases are slowly declining and recoveries are going up.

According to the latest information provided Monday by Denton County Public Health, there are 2,701 active COVID-19 cases in the county. That number has been steadily, slowly declining since it peaked at 3,094 on Aug. 1. Meanwhile, the daily reported number of recoveries is growing at a faster pace; there are now 5,644 total recoveries among Denton County residents. The death toll remains at 82.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Denton on Friday at 3940 North Elm St., beginning 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, hospital capacity, and ventilator utilization, 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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