DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Health officials on Monday announced 131 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 102 are active cases.

This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 10,125 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Denton County Public Health also reported 193 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 8,059.

DCPH is providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Denton on Friday, September 4, 2020.

Pre-registration is required and appointments are available starting at 8 a.m. The testing center will be held at University of North Texas’ Discovery Park at 3940 N. Elm Street. 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.

To minimize spread of COVID-19, DCPH urges all community members 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 results

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