Another 8 COVID-19 deaths confirmed in Denton County

Thursday, May 20

Denton County Public Health announced Thursday that eight more county residents’ deaths were the result of COVID-19, bringing the countywide COVID-19 death toll to 574.

The deaths reported Thursday include a man in his 30s who resided in The Colony, a Denton man in his 40s, a Roanoke woman in her 60s, a Lewisville man in his 60s, a Lewisville man in his 70s, a Corinth man over 80, a Lewisville woman over 80 and a Denton woman over 80.

“DCPH has confirmed eight additional COVID-19 deaths of Denton County community members,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Please keep these individuals’ families and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”

DCPH Director Dr. Matt Richardson has said multiple times that DCPH only rules a resident’s death as a COVID-19 death if it is determined that the person died as a result of COVID-19, not when someone has COVID-19 but dies primarily of another cause.

There are now 3,124 active COVID-19 cases in the county, a number that was declining swiftly a few months ago but is now declining at a much slower rate.

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
  • When eligible and available to you, get your COVID-19 vaccine

Click here for more information about COVID-19 vaccines in Denton County. 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.

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

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