Denton County reported their 19th COVID-19 related death and an additional 25 new infections Wednesday, bringing the county's total number of infections to 644.
The latest victim is a man in his 60s from Denton who was a previously home isolated, local transmission case. It's not clear if the man had any underlying health issues.
“As we report the loss of a nineteenth life to COVID-19 in Denton County today, please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “We know that each life lost to COVID-19 is one too many.”
Among the 25 cases confirmed Wednesday is one case at the Denton County Jail.
“The Sheriff’s Office continues to follow a strict protocol for handling all individuals currently in and being brought into the Denton County Jail,” said Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree. “We began preparing for the potential for COVID-19 cases in the jail beginning in early March and continue to implement daily procedures to reduce potential spread. All individuals coming into the jail are placed in a quarantine POD per procedure. This individual was placed in a single isolation cell when symptoms consistent with COVID-19 began. A subsequent test showed the individual was a confirmed case.”
Denton County Public Health said five newly recovered COVID-19 cases were also confirmed Wednesday, raising the total number of COVID-19 survivors to 263.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among residents at the Denton State Supported Living Center remains at 54. The cumulative, countywide long-term care facility (LTCF) resident total remains at 17.
Tracking COVID-19 Cases in North Texas Counties
NBC 5 is tracking the number of COVID-19 related cases, recoveries and deaths in North Texas counties. Choose a county and click on a city or town to see how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting your area.
Cases are cumulative by day and are subject to change, dependent on each county health department's reporting schedule and methodology. Data may be reported county-wide, by city or town, or not at all. Cases, recoveries and death counts in 'unspecified' categories are used as placeholders and reassigned by their respective counties at a later date.
Data: County Health Departments, NBC 5 Staff