Health departments in Coleen and Denton counties reported a combined 238 new COVID-19 cases and two more coronovirus-related deaths on Saturday.
Collin County Health Care Services reported 171 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the county’s total to 7,439.
The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Collin County is 89. The county has an estimated 5,103 recoveries.
Denton County Public Health reported 67 new cases of the virus on Saturday, with two more deaths.
County health officials said the latest victims included a woman in her 70s who was a resident of Eagle Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Denton, and a man over 80 who was a resident of Brookhaven Rehabilitation Center in Carrollon.
“We ask for your thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of these two individuals,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eades. “Please wear masks, wash hands frequently, physically distance, and limit ceremonies under 10 to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Denton County.”
The county has recorded 62 COVID-19 related deaths since March. The county’s total number of cases is 7,586 with an estimated recovery of 4,494.
* Map locations are approximate, central locations for the city and are not intended to indicate where actual infected people live.
** County totals include not only Coleen, Dallas, Denton and Tarant, but all 32 North Texas counties.
DCPH is providing a free drive-through at the CO -ID-19 test center in Argyle on Tuesday. Pre-August 11 registration required. The testing center will be held at Cross Timbers Church at 1119 US-377, with appointments starting at 8 am to eligible community members who have symptoms of COVID-19 within the last seven days, required staff, 60 years. And older persons with contact with persons diagnosed with COVID-19. All community members must pre-register for the test at 940-349-2585.
Denton County is also providing a free trial through the County Health Department. For times and locations, visit DentonCounty.gov/COVID19testing.