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Denton County Reports 238 COVID-19 Cases Monday; State Adds 96 Cases in Collin County, 1 Death

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Denton County Public Health reported another 238 COVID-19 cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus Monday with no new deaths to report since Saturday. In Collin County, the state health department added 96 more cases along with another death.

Of the latest 238 cases in Denton County, 154 are active while the remaining 84 cases are from the DSHS's state backlog. The countywide total for cases stands at 17,215 with 14,028 estimated recoveries and 3,049 estimated active cases.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Bakersfield Park at 1201 Duncan Lane in Flower Mound. 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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DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Friday, Nov. 6 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.

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 96 cases of COVID-19 in Collin County Monday bringing the county's total number of cases to 18,844.

To date, according to DSHS data, Collin County has 17,538 estimated recoveries through Monday and 189 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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