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Denton County Reports Record New COVID-19 Cases Friday; Collin County Adds 31

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19
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County health departments in Denton and Collin counties together reported a total of 86 new cases of COVID-19 Friday with no new deaths.

The Denton County Health Department Thursday confirmed 55 new cases Friday, a single-day record high for the county. The additional cases brings the county's total number of cases to 1,687.

“Today, we are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day within Denton County,” stated Dr. Matt Richardson, DCPH Director. “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 county also reported 42 more recoveries, the total of which is now at 936; there are 715 active cases in the county. To date, there have been 36 deaths associated with COVID-19 in Denton County since March.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is now reporting new cases, monitoring and tracing in Collin County. On Friday they reported 31 new COVID-19 cases for Collin County, bringing the county's total number of cases to 1,638 with 1,288 recoveries and 313 active infections.

The county reported no deaths Friday; 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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