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Denton County Reports 65 COVID-19 Cases Friday, DSHS Adds 45 Cases to Collin County

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Denton County Public Health reported the addition of 65 cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus Thursday as the state added another 45 cases to Collin County's total.

Of the latest 65 cases in Denton County, 53 are active while the remaining 12 cases are from the DSHS's state backlog.

The county has reported 109 COVID-19 related deaths since March and has not reported a new death since Sept. 22.

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The countywide total for cases stands at 12,383 with 10,661 estimated recoveries and 1,613 estimated active cases.

DCPH is also providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Little Elm on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Pre-registration is required and appointments are available starting at 8 a.m. The testing center will be held at the Little Elm ISD Athetic Complex at 1151 E. Eldorado Parkway. Eligible community members are those who are residents of Denton County and who have not previously tested positive for COVID-19. All community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.

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 45 cases of COVID-19 in Collin County Friday, bringing the county's total to 14,154.

To date, according to DSHS data, Collin County has 13,189 estimated recoveries through Friday and 150 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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