Friday, May 27, 2022

Denton County weekly COVID-19 update: 11 deaths, 570 fewer cases

Denton County Public Health reported in its weekly COVID-19 update that from April 15-22, it confirmed 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 249 new cases and 831 new recoveries.

The countywide COVID-19 death toll is now 856.

DCPH only rules a resident’s death as a COVID-19 death if it is determined that the person died as a direct result of COVID-19. Actual dates of death can be released several days to several months after the date of death, due to various reporting agencies and medical records review. COVID-19 deaths are a “lagging indicator,” because it usually takes a couple weeks to a couple months for DCPH to confirm a resident’s death as being the result of COVID-19. The deaths reported in the past few weeks reflect patients who had the Omicron variant during the huge spike in cases this winter.

Friday, April 22

Denton County remains at a low COVID-19 community level, based on new COVID-19 hospital admissions, existing inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and new COVID-19 case rates in Denton County, with data available at dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats.

Possibly for the first time since March 2020, there was not a COVID-19 presentation by DCPH during this week’s Denton County Commissioners Court meeting.

To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH reminds community members to:

  • Get vaccinated and boosted when eligible
  • Test five days after exposure or if you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Isolate, quarantine, and wear a mask when recommended

Additional COVID-19 information is available at the following websites:

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

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