DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Health officials confirmed 55 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County.

“Today, we are reporting the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day within Denton County,”
said 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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This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 1,687 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

Additionally, 42 newly recovered cases were reported.

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Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is offered in Denton on Tuesday, June 16 at the University of North Texas’ Union Circle Parking Garage at 350 S. Welch Street from 8 a.m. – noon.

Only people who have had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 7 days, essential employees, individuals 60 years and older, as well as people who have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 are eligible.

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Those wanting a test must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.