Health departments in Collin and Denton counties reported a 238 new cases of combined COVID-19 and two other deaths related to the coronavirus on Saturday.
Collin County Health Services reported 171 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the county total to 7,439.
The total number of COVID-19 deaths in County Collin stands at 89. There are approximately 5,103 cures in the county.
Denton County Public Health reported 67 new cases of the virus Saturday along with two other deaths.
County health officials said the latest casualties include a woman in her 70s who was a resident of the Eagle Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Denton and a man over 80 who was a resident of the Brookhaven Rehabilitation Center in Carrollton .
“We ask for your thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of these two individuals,”; said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Please wear masks, wash your hands often, physical distance and limit meetings to 10 years, to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the Denton County.”
The county has recorded 62 COVID-19-related deaths since March. The total number of places per case is 7,586 with 4,494 recoveries estimated.
* Map locations are approximate, central to the city and are not intended to indicate where the currently infected persons live.
** Total counties below include all 32 counties of North Texas, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tuarant.
DCPH is providing a free testing center through COVID-19 in Argyle on Tuesday, August 11th. Pre-registration required. The testing center will be held at Cross Timbers Church at 1119 US-377 with appointments starting at 8 a.m. Eligible community members are those who have had COVID-19 symptoms within the past seven days, essential employees, individuals 60 years old and older, as well as individuals who have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. All community members should call to register in advance for testing at 940-349-2585.
Denton County is also offering free testing through the county health department. For times and locations, visit DentonCounty.gov/COVID19testing.