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COVID-19 In DFW July 12-18: North Texas Prison Has More Cases Than Any Other Federal Prison

More than half of  the nearly 1,800 inmates at the federal prison at Seagoville in Dallas County have COVID-19.
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More than half of the nearly 1,800 inmates at the federal prison at Seagoville in Dallas County have COVID-19.

The federal prison at Seagoville in Dallas County houses about 1,800 people. More than half of them — 949 — have COVID-19, according to the Bureau of Prisons. Twelve staff members have also tested positive, though four have recovered. Mass testing began there at the end of June.

Get the latest news from our COVID-19 Live Updates page.

Saturday, July 18

Dallas County Reports 1,031 New Cases

Dallas County Health is reporting 1,031 new cases, bringing the countywide total to 40,222. Nine deaths are reported. They are:

  • A Dallas man in his 30s who had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A Dallas man in his 50s who had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was an inmate of a correctional facility in the City of Seagoville. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and he had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A Mesquite man in his 70s who had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A Dallas man in his 70s who had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A Mesquite woman in her 70s who had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A Dallas man in his 70s who had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A Dallas man in his 80s who had been critically ill in an area hospital and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A Richardson woman in her 90s who had been critically ill in an area hospital and did not have underlying high risk health conditions.

Other Area County Numbers For Saturday

Denton County Public Health is reporting 122 new cases, bringing the countywide total to 4,887.

Tarrant County Public Health is reporting 288 new cases. The total number of cases in the county is 21,195.

Collin County is reporting 137 new cases. The county now has had 5,291 confirmed cases.

Texas reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus infections for fifth day in a row

The state is reporting that there are 10,658 Texans are in the hospital for the coronavirus as of July 18 — 575 more than a week ago. They occupy 18.6% of hospital beds.

Today, 10,158 new cases were reported, and 3,865 Texans have died as of July 18 — 130 more deaths than the day before and 753 more than a week ago.

The Texas Tribune

Friday, July 17

Dallas County Reports Deadliest Week Yet

There are 1,195 new cases in the area, bringing the total to 39,191. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said this will be the “deadliest” week yet with 13 deaths Friday. He also explained the county’s closure of in-person learning until September: 

“Today’s 13 deaths mean that this week will be our deadliest thus far regardless of tomorrow’s numbers. Yesterday, Dr. Philip Huang, the Director of Dallas County Health & Human Services and the County’s Health Authority, closed in-person learning and school activities until at least September 8, 2020. This was done after conversation with and input from superintendents of public, private and charter schools. Your children’s physical, educational, mental and emotional well-being are a top priority and Dallas County will work closely with superintendents, educators, principals, and others to ensure that the decisions made are science based and take into account the many important factors involved in educating children.”

Thirteen deaths were reported today, including 11 people who had underlying health conditions. 

  • A Grand Prairie man in his 20s.
  • A Grand Prairie woman in her 20s.
  • A Dallas man in his 60s. 
  • A Lancaster woman in her 60s. 
  • A Garland man in his 60s. 
  • A Dallas man in his 70s.
  • A Rowlett man in his 70s. 
  • An Irving woman in her 70s. 
  • A Rowlett woman in her 70s. 
  • A Rowlett man in his 80s.
  • A Garland woman in her 80s. 
  • Two men from Dallas in their 90s. 

474 New Cases In Tarrant County 

Another 474 cases brings the total to 20,907. There have been 283 deaths and 10,070 patients who have recovered in the area. 

1 More Death And 160 New COVID-19 Cases In Denton County

A Lewisville man in his 60s with COVID-19 has died, bringing the total to 42 deaths due to the disease in Denton County. 

County health officials are also reporting 160 new cases today. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 4,765 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

Collin County Reports 75 New Cases 

There are 75 additional cases, raising the total to 5,154. In the county, 64 people have died and 4,258 have recovered from the virus. 

Texas Will Allow Schools To Keep Classrooms Closed Longer Than Previously Ordered

Facing growing backlash from teachers, parents and health officials, Texas education officials Friday relaxed a previous order that would have given public schools just three weeks from the start of the fall semester to to reopen their classrooms for in-person instruction.

School districts will be allowed to delay on-campus instruction for at least four weeks, and ask for waivers to continue remote instruction for up to four additional weeks in areas hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Local school boards in areas with a lot of community spread can also delay the start of the school year.

Last week, the Texas Education Agency had released more stringent guidelines requiring all school districts to offer on-campus instruction five days a week for all students who want it, except for a transition period of three weeks at the start of the school year.

Read the full story by The Texas Tribune.

Dallas And Other Texas Counties In “Red Zone”, According To New Report

A report prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force this week places Dallas, Tarrant and 121 other Texas counties, including Dallas in a “red zone” for COVID-19.

The Dallas Morning News reports stricter safety measures also were suggested to help slow coronavirus. 

They include closing bars and gyms, limiting gatherings to 10 people or fewer and emphasizing outdoor restaurant dining.

The Governor has already imposed some - but not all - of the recommended restrictions.

Dallas Arts Organizations Agree To Follow Safety Precautions

In Dallas, 51 arts organizations have agreed to a long list of safety precautions to inhibit the spread of COVID-19.

The list includes requiring masks, developing a 'code of conduct' for patrons and creating 'low-touch' or 'touch-free' purchases. 

Lily Weiss, executive director of the Dallas Arts District, said the idea began with Arts District managers organizing a joint reopening for the district.

“And because of that, we decided to open this up for broader feedback and a collective voice,” she said. 

Weiss said the non-binding guidelines build on CDC, state, city and county requirements, and they were reviewed by an infectious disease expert at UT Southwestern.

Most participating venues remain closed and the guidelines don't specify reopening dates. Groups will reopen when they can meet these new standards.

A list of the guidelines is at artandseek.org

Thursday, July 16

Dallas County Students Won't Return In Person Until At Least September 8

Dallas County announced today that schools won’t be allowed to reopen for in-person classes until Sept. 8. Any instruction before Labor Day will have to be online.

As KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports, school-sponsored events and activities —including sports — can’t resume until kids are back in the classroom.

The rules apply to all public and private K-12 schools in Dallas County, including school-sponsored daycares and summer camps.

Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Phillip Huang issued the new school rules as the county continues to battle surging cases of COVID-19.

"We’ve seen record numbers of emergency department visits, hospitalizations, ICU admissions in dallas county over the last week or so," Huang said. "Given numbers, it’s really imperative to do what’s best for safety of school children and our school employees."

Under the order, teachers and staff can work on campus to deliver remote instruction before Labor Day as long as they practice social distancing.

Schools and districts will have to send a written safety plan to the county health department two weeks before in-person classes and extra-curricular activities can take place on campus.

Huang said the limit on in-person instruction could be further extended if conditions warrant it.

Houston ISD this week announced that in-person classes there won’t start until mid-October at the earliest with online-only instruction beginning after Labor Day.

Dallas County Reports Over 1,000 Cases For 14th Day 

There are 1,027 cases in the area, bringing the countywide total to 37,996. With rampant community spread in the area, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said there are over 1,000 new daily cases for the 14th consecutive day:

“Today we’re again reporting over 1,000 new cases, for the 14th day in a row, another 16 lives lost to COVID-19, and we also have a near record high number of individuals currently hospitalized for COVID-19. There continues to be rampant community spread in Dallas County.” 

Jenkins said despite the uncertain future, everyone should do their part to help the community by wearing masks and social distancing: 

“I know this summer looks different than what we all imagined months ago and there’s uncertainty as to what our community and daily life will look like going forward. Please know that we are working hard and following the advice of the medical and public health experts so that we can keep our economy moving and keep as many people as healthy as possible. But we all must do our part. I ask that you please wear your mask when around others outside your household, and even when wearing your mask, maintain six foot distancing as well.”

Sixteen deaths were reported today. Thirteen of the people hospitalized had underlying conditions. 

  • A Grand Prairie man in his 30s. 
  • A Mesquite man in his 40s. 
  • A Garland man in his 40s.
  • An Irving man in his 50s. 
  • Three men from Dallas in their 60s.  
  • An Irving man in his 60s. 
  • Two Dallas men in their 70s. 
  • A Lancaster man in his 70s. 
  • A Grand Prairie woman in her 70s. 
  • A Cedar Hill man in his 70s. 
  • A Dallas woman in her 90s. 
  • Two Dallas women who lived at long-term care facilities. One in her 80s, and one in her 90s.

138 New Cases In Denton County 

An additional 138 cases raises the total to 4,605. There are 74 newly recovered cases, bringing the total recoveries to 2,544. 

Collin County Reports 145 New Cases 

Another 145 cases raises the total to 5,079. There have been 64 people who have died and 4,123 who have recovered from the virus.

562 New Cases In Tarrant County 

There are 562 new cases, bringing the countywide total to 20,433. A total of 283 deaths have been reported in the area. 

Environmental Groups Urge Government To Invest In Clean Energy 

Congress is considering a second stimulus package. Environmental groups would like to see the government invest some of that money in clean energy industries. They argue that it’s a great return on investment.

Bob Keefe is the executive director of the nonpartisan group, Environmental Entrepreneurs or E2.

“If congress is serious about restarting this economy, we need to make sure that congress realizes the importance and the potential of clean energy jobs,” he said. 

Keefe said because of the state’s size, Texas would benefit the most if the environment is considered when distributing stimulus money.

“In Texas what we estimate is that we can create 96,000 jobs very quickly in the state in clean energy,” hea said. “That would inject something like $26 billion dollars into the economy. Those are jobs that Texans need right now.”

Since the pandemic started, E2 reports that over 600,000 people working in clean energy across America have lost their jobs.

New York’s Gov. Cuomo Sends Healthcare Workers To Assist Testing In Houston 

Houston's receiving additional resources to fight COVID-19 from the state of New York.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said healthcare workers from a state hospital have been sent to Houston to help set up two testing sites. Those began operating this week. 

Cuomo said the state's also sent personal protective equipment to Houston. He spoke to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on a conference call Thursday. 

“I want to say to you mayor, all New Yorkers stand with you in solidarity,” Cuomo said. “Anything you need, we're here and you can call on us. Unfortunately we learned these lessons in New York the hard way. We had to go through it. Why we have to repeat the mistake across the country, I have no idea.” 

​New York was originally the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. The Houston area has since become one of the worst-hit regions in the country. 

North Texas Fair And Rodeo In Denton Postponed Until Fall

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo in Denton has been postponed until the middle of October.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reports the fair's board has been talking about the fate of the event since the pandemic shut down local businesses and canceled Denton festivals.

The board is preparing to open a socially-distanced event with the rodeo arena limited to 2,000 people — keeping the occupancy at 50% in line with city ordinance.

The board will re-evaluate its decision on September 4. 

Return Of Texas Teachers Will Depend On Demand For In-Person Instruction

The return of Texas teachers in the fall will be driven by the demand for in-classroom instruction.

That's according to Madlin Mekelburg of PolitiFact Texas. She told public radio's Texas Standard that parents have the option to choose whether they want their children to return to school for in-person instruction or continue virtual classes from home.

“That means the number of teachers who will need to physically be in classrooms is really gonna vary depending on the needs of students and parents within a specific school district,” Mekelburg said. “Under this guidance that was issued by the Education Agency, school districts are gonna be allowed to have some flexibility here. They're gonna be able to establish kind of phased in returns to in-person classes over a few weeks at the start of the year.”

The Texas Education Agency is also requiring masks to be worn by all people on campus over 10 years old. This requirement will only stay in effect for as long as Governor Greg Abbot's statewide mask mandate stays in place. 

Wednesday, July 15

 North Texas Prison Has More Cases Than Any Other U.S. Federal Prison 

A North Texas facility now has the largest number of COVID-19 cases among federal prisons in the nation, a sign that prisons continue to be hot-spots for the spread of the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The federal prison at Seagoville in Dallas County houses about 1,800 people. More than half of them — 949 — have COVID-19, according to the Bureau of Prisons. Twelve staff members have also tested positive, though four have recovered. Mass testing began there at the end of June.

Seagoville is a low-security facility, meaning most people there have been convicted of white-collar, drug-related, or other non-violent offenses.

Outbreaks are flaring in other federal lockups in Texas, as well.

Nearly 1 in 4 men locked up at the low-security prison in Beaumont have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s the second-most cases in the federal prison system after Seagoville.

In Fort Worth, there are at least 169 active cases among the women incarcerated at Federal Medical Center Carswell, about 12% of the population. Carswell is a medical prison for women with complex health issues, and many have the kinds of chronic conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus. A 30-year-old prisoner at Carswell died of coronavirus shortly after giving birth in April.

In May, when hundreds at the medical prison for men in Fort Worth fell ill, 12 died. Currently, the bureau of prisons lists 30 active cases tied to Federal Medical Center Fort Worth.

There are also 21 active coronavirus cases among people at the residential re-entry center run by Volunteers of America Texas in Hutchins, and three at a half-way house run by the organization in Fort Worth.

Across the state, staff or prisoners at 24 federal facilities have tested positive for COVID-19.

Dallas County Reports 1,055 New Cases

There are 1,055 new cases, bringing the countywide total to 36,969. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said this will be one of the “deadliest weeks” of the pandemic to date. He urged Gov. Abbott to close in-restaurant dining and businesses like cigar bars: 

“The eight deaths we experienced today make it clear that by the time this week is over on Saturday, that this will be one of our deadliest weeks so far. I again urge Governor Abbott to enact the reasonable, business-friendly suggestions from the medical community that we sent him three weeks ago and have again urged him to enact since that time. Essentially, that request is to close in-restaurant dining and businesses like cigar bars where 100% mask wearing is not possible at all times. The longer we wait to enact these modest restrictions, the worse things will become and the more likely it is that more damage to the public health and the economy will occur.”

Eight deaths were reported today, six of the people were hospitalized had underlying health conditions.

  • A Grand Prairie man in his 50s.
  • A Mesquite woman in her 60s who was a resident of the City of Mesquite. She had been hospitalized, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A Dallas man in his 60s.
  • A Duncanville woman in her 70s.
  • A Dallas woman in her 70s.
  • A Dallas man in his 90s who lived at a long-term care facility.

Two had no underlying health conditions.

  • A Dallas man in his 60s who had been critically ill in a local hospital.
  • A Dallas man in his 80s who lived at a long-term care facility and had been critically ill in a local hospital.

857 New Cases In Tarrant County

Tarrant County’s 857 new COVID-19 cases today bring the countywide total to 19,871 confirmed cases.

The county is reporting no new deaths today, 277 residents with the disease have died so far. According to county health data, 9,619 residents have recovered from the disease.

151 New Cases In Denton County

There are 151 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Denton County today. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 4,467 cases, including 41 deaths. 

Denton County Public Health is offering free drive-through testing in Denton on Friday at the C.H. Collins Athletic Complex at 1500 Long Road in Denton from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Anyone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past seven days, essential employees, people 60 years and older, as well as individuals who have had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 can get tested. All community members must call 940-349-2585 to pre-register.

Collin County: 134 New Cases, 1 Additional Death

Collin County is reporting 134 new cases today, bringing the total confirmed countywide to 4,934.

Another death was also reported today, 62 residents with COVID-19 have died. According to data from the state, at least 3,951 residents have recovered from the disease.

Record Case Numbers Continued In Texas Tuesday

Texas has set another single-day record for reporting new cases of coronavirus.

The state topped 10,000 for the first time Friday. State health officials yesterday reported 10,745.

Among those — 1,000 new cases in Dallas County — the 12th straight day at or above that number.

The County yesterday also reported 20 new coronavirus deaths in Dallas, Cedar Hill, Duncanville and Grand Prairie.

Tarrant County reported 531 new cases yesterday.

Collin County had 115 new cases. Also, three additional deaths were reported.

Denton County had 154-new cases and one additional death — a man in his 80s from Denton.

Tuesday, July 14

Dallas County Reports 1,000 New Cases, Record-Tying 20 Deaths 

An additional 1,000 cases raises the countywide total to 35,914. 

“We unfortunately are reporting the deaths of 20 more of our county residents today, and with another day of 1,000 cases, we continue to see significant spread in Dallas County," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. "Our hospitals and health care heroes are feeling the strain as COVID-19 hospitalizations remain high. Please continue to wear a mask when around others outside your home and maintain six foot distancing.”

Twenty deaths were reported today.

Three of them had no underlying high-risk health conditions, and had been critically ill in a hospital:

  • A Duncanville man in his 50s.
  • A Dallas man in his 70s.
  • A Dallas man in his 80s.

Seventeen had underlying high-risk health conditions, and had been hospitalized:

  • A Grand Prairie man in his 40s. 
  • A Dallas man in his 40s.
  • A Dallas man in his 50s.
  • Two Dallas men in their 60s.
  • A Cedar Hill woman in her 70s.
  • Three Dallas woman in their 70s. 
  • Two Dallas men in their 70s.
  • A Duncanville man in his 70s.
  • Two Dallas men in their 80s.
  • And two women and a man from Dallas who were in their 80s and 90s, living in long-term care facilities.

531 New Cases In Tarrant County

Tarrant's 531 new cases brough the countywide total to 19,014. There have been 272 people who have died and 9,031 who have recovered from the virus. 

Denton Man With COVID-19 Dies; County Reports 154 New Cases

A Denton man over 80 with COVID-19 has died, bringing the total number of deaths related to the disease in Denton County to 41. 

County health officials also reported 154 new cases of COVID-19 today. This increases the cumulative, countywide total to 4,316 confirmed cases.

Collin County Reports 115 New Cases 

Another 115 cases brings the countywide total to 4,800. There have been 61 people who have died from the virus. 

Texas A&M System Will Have Free Testing 

Free COVID-19 testing will now be available for students, faculty and staff at all 11 Texas A&M System universities. 

Campuses will receive roughly 15,000 test kits a month, which will be administered at central testing locations on each campus. Testing may start as early as the end of this week, according to a press release.

“Ensuring the health and safety of our students is our top priority,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. “Facilitating increased accessibility and availability of COVID-19 testing will help us mitigate the spread and help to protect each other by taking preventative and proactive measures.”

California-based Curative Inc., a national testing company, has an agreement with Chancellor Sharp for testing. The company will ensure testing results will be available within 30 hours from when a sample arrives at the lab.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get tested if they experience COVID-19 symptoms or suspect they were exposed to someone who had the virus.

Online registration will be available at each campus and those who want to be tested must sign up online. The mouth swabbing will be self-administered, but monitored by a trained professional.

Testing will not be available for the general public.

Texas GOP Will Hold Virtual Convention

The Texas Republican Party has decided to hold a virtual convention after all.

That decision last night followed the Texas Supreme Court's earlier refusal to force Houston to allow an in-person event.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner last week directed city lawyers to terminate the contract with the Texas GOP because he believed an in-person convention could not be held safely.

The convention — scheduled to begin Thursday — typically draws thousands of attendees.

Fort Worth-Based American Airlines Warns Unions Of Layoffs And Furloughs 

American Airlines is warning unions layoff and furlough notices will be sent to workers soon.

The Dallas Morning News reports the Fort Worth-based carrier's overstaffed by as many as 20,000 workers. The airline has already begun laying off 5,000 corporate administrative and support staff employees.

American's passenger traffic is expected to drop 30% in the fall because of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Southwest Airlines says the Dallas-based company needs to triple the number of passengers it has by the end of the year or face the possibility of laying off or furloughing workers.

Monday, June 13

Dallas County Reports 1,114 New Cases 

There are 1,114 new cases in the area, bringing the total to 34,914. As the virus continues to spread in North Texas, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said daily case numbers continue to be over 1,000. He urged residents to stay vigilant as they go outside by social distancing and wearing masks:

“We continue to see over 1,000 new positive COVID-19 cases each day and we know there is still rampant community spread of this virus. It has been just over four months since we reported our first case in Dallas County and I know everyone is ready to find some sense of normalcy, even if that means our ‘new normal.’ However, you are much more likely now to come into contact with someone who has the virus than you were a few months ago during the Safer at Home orders. Whenever you leave your house, please take your mask, and wear it whenever you go in a store or business and whenever you are within six feet of someone outside your home.”

Six deaths being reported today include:

  • A man in his 50s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and did not have any underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 60s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and did not have any underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of DeSoto. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and did not have any underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A man in his 70s who was a resident of the City of Dallas. He had been critically ill in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.
  • A woman in her 90s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in the City of Mesquite. She passed away in an area hospital, and had underlying high risk health conditions.

322 New Cases In Tarrant County 

Another 322 cases brings the countywide total to 18,483. There have been 272 deaths and 8,735 people who have recovered from the virus in the area.

Denton County Reports 113 New Cases 

An additional 113 cases raises the total to 4,162. There have been 128 newly recovered patients, bringing the countywide recovery total to 1,730. 

152 New Cases In Collin County

There are 152 additional cases, bringing the countywide total to 4,685. In the area, 58 people have died from the virus. 

Denton ISD Delays School Reopenings

The Denton school board has pushed the first day of school to Wednesday, August 26.

Superintendent Jamie Wilson said the delay allows staff more time to practice safety protocols.

Recent surveys indicated more than 70% of respondents want in-person instruction with new safety and wellness protocols as recommended by the Texas Education Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Denton ISD Parents have until mid-August to choose in-person or remote learning for their kids. Superintendent Wilson said Friday he expects more parents will choose remote learning.

New Study To Test For The Prevalence Of COVID-19 

UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Resources will recruit 30,000 people, along with 14,000 volunteers found through local businesses for a new study of COVID-19.

UT Southwestern Dr. Amit Singal is the principal investigator for the study. He explained what he's looking for. 

“First, how many residents are currently infected with COVID-19 or have antibodies?,” he said. “Second, what is the rate of infection among non-medical, essential occupations in which social distancing is difficult?”

A number of study participants will get tested after a year to review the effectiveness of social distancing guidelines — and to look for antibodies that could illuminate the risks of re-infection.

Sunday, July 12

74 New Cases In Collin County

The 74 additional cases in Collin County bring its accumulative total since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,533, as of 3:30 p.m. today. The county's death total stands at 56.

Tarant County Adds 404 New Cases

Tarrant County's additional 404 cases today bring its countywide accumulative total to 18,161. The county's total death count as of today is 272.

Dallas County: 1,174 Additional Cases, 2 New Deaths

Dallas County reports 1,174 new cases as of 11 a.m. today, bringing its total case count to 33,800. Dallas County Health and Human Services has also reported two deaths:

  • A Dallas man in his 60s
  • A man in his 80s who was a resident of a long-term care facility in Dallas

That brings Dallas County's death total to 51.
On Saturday, Dallas County finished the week with an average of 1,121 cases per day and 54 total deaths, making the past week the county's deadliest and the one with the highest daily case average.

112 New Cases in Denton County

Denton County Public Health reported 112 new cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total — current, recovered and deaths — to 4,049. The death count remains at 40.

Read More: A Timeline Of COVID-19's Spread In North Texas 

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