Health departments in Collin and Denton counties reported a synthesis of 238 new COVID-19 cases and two additional coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday.
Collin County Health Care Services reported 171 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, bringing the countywide total to 7,439.
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Collin County was 89. It is estimated that there are about 5,103 recovery cases in the county.
Denton County Public Health reported 67 new viral infections on Saturday, along with two more deaths.
District health officials say the latest victims include a woman around 70 years old who is a resident of the Alzheimer Eagle Ridge’s Disease Special Care Center in Denton and a man over 80 years old who is a resident of China. Brookhaven Rehabilitation Center in Carrollton.
“We ask you to think and pray for the families and friends of these two individuals,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Please wear a facemask, wash your hands frequently, at long distances and limit gathering under 10 years of age, to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout Denton County.”
The county has recorded 62 COVID-19-related deaths since March. The total number of cases across the county was 7,586 with 4,494 estimated recovery cases.
* Map locations are approximate locations in the city center and are not intended to indicate where the infected people actually live.
** The counties below include all 32 counties of North Texas, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.
DCPH will provide a free-drive COVID-19 test center in Argyle on Tuesday, August 11. Pre-registration is required. The testing center will be held at Cross Timbers Church at 1119 US-377 with appointments starting at 8:00 am Qualified community members who have had symptoms of COVID-19 within Over the past seven days, essential employees, individuals 60 years of age and older, as well as those who have come into contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. All community members must call to register for the trial in advance at 940-349-2585.
Denton County is also offering free testing through the county health department. For times and locations, visit DentonCounty.gov/COVID19testing.