Denton County Public Health reported another 144 COVID-19 cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus Tuesday.
Of the latest 144 cases in Denton County, 97 are active while the remaining 50 cases are from the DSHS's state backlog. The countywide total for cases stands at 15,429 with 12,828 estimated recoveries and 2,483 estimated active cases.
DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Friday, Oct. 23 at University of North Texas’ Discovery Park at 3940 N. Elm Street in Denton. Eligible community members must reside in Denton County, pre-register by calling 940-349-2585, and have not previously tested positive for COVID-19. Pre-registration is required and appointments are available starting at 8 a.m.
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Denton County is also providing free testing through the county health department. For times and locations, visit DentonCounty.gov/COVID19testing.
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 did not release any new information about cases, deaths or recoveries for Collin County on Monday.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported an additional 111 cases of COVID-19 in Collin County Tuesday bringing the county's total number of cases to 17,048.
To date, according to DSHS data, Collin County has 16,275 estimated recoveries through Tuesday and 172 deaths attributed to the virus since March.
The state has not revealed any information about the most recent Collin County victims of the virus.