Denton County: 140 new COVID-19 cases, 267 new recoveries

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Monday, Aug. 24

Denton County Public Health announced Monday 140 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents and 267 new recoveries, as the number of active cases continues to gradually decline.

The highest number of active cases peaked at 3,094 on Aug. 1, and there are now 2,350 active cases in the county and 6,792 total recoveries. The death toll remains at 93.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Denton on Friday at UNT’s DiscoveryPark 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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