Denton County Public Health announced this week that 15 more Denton County residents’ deaths were the result of COVID-19, bringing the countywide COVID-19 death toll to 590.
The deaths reported this week include a Bartonville man in his 70s, a Flower Mound woman in her 70s, two Flower Mound men over 80, a Justin woman over 80, a Lewisville man in his 60s, two Lewisville men in their 70s, a Lewisville woman over 80, a Denton woman in her 40s, a Denton man in his 60s, a Denton man in his 70s, a woman in her 50s from The Colony, a Carrollton woman in her 70s and a Carrollton woman over 80.
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 2,831 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.