DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Health officials have announced 92 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County, of which 68 are active cases.
This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 10,514 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of September 3, 2020.READ MORE: 'Shocked By Their Failure To Respond,' Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Calls For Resignations Of PUC Chair And ERCOT CEO
Denton County Public Health also reported 141 newly recovered cases of COVID-19, increasing the countywide recovery total to 8,654.
They’re providing a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Denton Friday, September 11, 2020. Pre-registration is required and appointments are available starting at 8 a.m.
The testing center is 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.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Some May See Even More Money From Potential Economic Relief Package
To minimize 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
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• Stay home if you are symptomatic, have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19, or have pending COVID-19 lab results