Denton County Reports 135 COVID-19 Cases Wednesday, DSHS Adds 78 Cases to Collin County

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Denton County Public Health reported the addition of 135 cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus Wednesday as the state added another 78 cases to Collin County's total.

The county has reported 113 COVID-19 related deaths since March. Wednesday's additional four deaths were the first reported since Sept. 22.

The countywide total for cases stands at 13,883 with 11,965 estimated recoveries and 1,805 estimated active cases.

DCPH is also providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Friday, October 9, 2020 at University of North Texas’ Discovery Park at 3940 N. Elm St in Denton. Eligible community members are those who are residents of Denton County who pre-register and have not previously tested positive for COVID-19. Pre-registration is required and appointments are available starting at 8 AM. To pre-register, call DCPH at 940-349-2585.

Denton County is also providing free testing through the county health department. For times and locations, visit

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, DCPH asks all community members to continue 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 result.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported an additional 78 cases of COVID-19 in Collin County Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 14,987.

The state also reported an additional three deaths in Collin County, bringing the total to 158.

To date, according to DSHS data, Collin County has 14,987 estimated recoveries through Wednesday.

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