Denton County announces latest COVID-19 data, free testing

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Tuesday, Sept. 14

On Monday, Denton County Public Health announced 116 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases among county residents (106 of which are active) and 89 new recoveries.

There are now 1,551 active cases in the county, as the active case count continues to gradually decline; the total peaked with more than 3,000 active cases on Aug. 1, and there were nearly 2,000 on Sept. 1. There are also now 9,474 total recoveries, and the death toll remains at 105.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Denton on Friday at UNT Discovery Park, 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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