Officials in Denton County reported the county's 30th COVID-19 related death Friday along with 17 new cases.
The latest person to die in the county after contracting the virus was a Carrollton woman in her 60s.
“Please include, in your thoughts and prayers, the family of the individual who has passed as a result of COVID-19,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “As we continue to report additional deaths and cases connected to COVID-19, we also report recoveries as well.”
Of the recoveries, DCPH added five people to that total Friday bringing the number of COVID-19 survivors to 615.
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Eads added that he hoped the survivors would consider donating plasma to help those still struggling to overcome the infection.
We hope those who have recovered from COVID-19 will consider donating plasma to help those suffering with severe COVID-19 complications. You can contact Carter BloodCare to donate at 1-800-366-2834.”
According to data released by the Denton County Public Health Department, there are 560 people in the county with active cases of the virus.
DCPH also confirmed 17 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,205 confirmed COVID-19 cases.