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Denton County Reports 169 COVID-19 Cases Wednesday, State Adds 74 Cases in Collin County, 1 Death

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Denton County Public Health reported another 169 COVID-19 cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus Wednesday.

Of the latest 169 cases in Denton County, 124 are active while the remaining 45 cases are from the DSHS's state backlog. The countywide total for cases stands at 15,598 with 12,925 estimated recoveries and 2,555 estimated active cases.

Denton County reported no new deaths Wednesday, so the total holds at 118 COVID-19 related deaths since March.

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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.

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 74 cases of COVID-19 in Collin County Wednesday bringing the county's total number of cases to 17,122.

To date, according to DSHS data, Collin County has 16,359 estimated recoveries through Wednesday and 173 deaths attributed to the virus since March.

The state has not revealed any information about the most recent Collin County victims of the virus.

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