DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Health officials have confirmed 70 new laboratory-confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Denton County.

This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 2,740 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Included in the 70 new COVID-19 cases reported today are four residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF), bringing the countywide total of LTCF-associated cases to 26.

Fourteen more people have recovered, increasing the countywide recovery total to 1,138.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is provided this Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the University of North Texas’ Union Circle Parking Garage at 350 S. Welch Street from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m

Eligible community members are those who have had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past seven days, essential employees, individuals 60 years and older, as well as individuals who have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. All community members must call to pre-register for testing at 940-349-2585.

The most updated COVID-19 recommendations for healthy individuals include:

· Practicing hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette regularly

· Maintaining physical distance when around others

· Utilizing masks or face coverings when around others

· Staying home if you are sick or have recently had close contact to a person with COVID-19.

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