Denton County Public Health reported in its weekly COVID-19 update that from 15-22. April confirmed 11 new COVID-19 deaths, 249 new cases and 831 new cures.
The county-wide COVID-19 death toll is now 856.
DCPH only sentences the death of a resident as a COVID-19 death if it is found that the person died as a direct result of COVID-19. Actual dates of death may be released several days to several months after the date of death due to various reporting agencies and review of medical records. COVID-19 deaths are a “delay indicator” because it usually takes a few weeks to a few months for DCPH to confirm a resident’s death as a result of COVID-19. The deaths reported in the last few weeks reflect patients who had the Omicron variant during the huge increase in cases this winter.
Denton County remains at a low COVID-19 community level based on new COVID-19 hospital admissions, existing beds occupied by COVID-19 patients and new COVID-19 cases in Denton County, with data available at dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats.
Possibly for the first time since March 2020, there was no COVID-19 presentation of DCPH during this week’s hearing in Denton County Commissioners Court.
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, DCPH reminds members to:
- Get vaccinated and boosted when you are eligible
- Test five days after exposure or if you have symptoms of COVID-19
- Isolate, quarantine and wear a mask when recommended
Further information on COVID-19 is available on the following websites: