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Denton County Reports 207 COVID-19 Cases Thursday; State Adds 291 Cases in Collin County, 3 Deaths

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Denton County Public Health reported another 207 COVID-19 cases Thursday with no new deaths to report since Saturday. In Collin County, the state health department added 291 more cases along with another three deaths.

Of the latest 207 cases in Denton County, 131 are active while the remaining 76 cases are from the DSHS's state backlog. The countywide total for cases stands at 17,842 with 14,476 estimated recoveries and 3,228 estimated active cases.

Denton County Public Health is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Friday at the University of North Texas' Discovery Park at 3940 N. Elm Street. 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 reported an additional 291 cases of COVID-19 in Collin County Thursday bringing the county's total number of cases to 19,480.

To date, according to DSHS data, Collin County has 18,009 estimated recoveries through Thursday and 196 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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