Denton County reported more than 30 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday for the fifth straight day, after the county didn't eclipse that number on any the previous 11 days.
Denton County Public Health reported 32 new cases of the virus Saturday, following a record 55 new cases of the coronavirus Friday. The countywide total stands at 1,719 with 940 recoveries.
"Today, we are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day within Denton County," Denton County Public Health Director Dr. Matt Richardson said Friday. "Summer is arriving, but COVID-19 has not gone anywhere. We've got to take this seriously. More than ever, we must remain vigilant in wearing masks, handwashing and physical distancing to protect ourselves and others."
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The Texas Department of State Health Services is now reporting new cases, monitoring and tracing in Collin County. On Saturday they reported nine new COVID-19 cases for Collin County, bringing the county's total number of cases to 1,647 with 1,290 recoveries and 320 active infections.
The county reported no deaths Saturday; there have now been 37 deaths associated with COVID-19 in Collin County since March.
The DSHS does not report cases at the city level, so city-specific data for cities in Collin County is no longer available after June 1.
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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