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Denton County confirms 25 new cases, countywide total increases to 231

Denton County Public Health confirmed 25 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the countywide total to 231, according to a press release Wednesday. 

The new total includes four additional cases in both Frisco and Carrollton, three each in Little Elm and Unincorporated Denton, two in the City of Denton and Lewisville, and one each in The Colony, Dallas, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Plano and Trophy Club. Denton County has not confirmed any new cases at the Denton State Supported Living Center, which had 50 resident cases as of Tuesday. 

The cases come one day after the Denton County Commissioners Court adopted an extension of the countywide stay-at-home mandate, which will be in effect through at least April 7 and probably longer, Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a news conference Tuesday. Gov. Greg Abbott also called Tuesday for nonessential activities to be restricted across Texas through April 3 and schools to remain closed until May 4 to help slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state, which had 3,266 cases and 41 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon. 

Patients with COVID-19 report fever, coughing and shortness of breath. DCPH is working to identify and contact anyone who may have been exposed to the virus.

Amber Gaudet can be reached at agaudet@twu.edu and is on Twitter as amb_balam.

One Comment

  1. Alan Candia Alan Candia April 2, 2020

    EMPLOYEES of our State School should be assigned volunteers who can and will serve as helpers to run errands. Those employees should NOT be getting their own gas, groceries, laundry, etc. Every time they ecit their home, the risk of spreading the infection increases. Those employees should refrain from visiting family and friends or sending good wil packages.
    Volunteers could spare our community the risk of spreading the virus and offer to do errands for State School employees.

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