Denton County officials confirm seven new COVID-19-related deaths

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 12 the death of seven individuals as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 12 the death of seven individuals as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 12 the death of seven individuals as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)

Editor's note: Denton County has determined that the death reported on Aug. 12 was not a Frisco resident. This story has been updated to reflect that change.

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 12 seven new deaths related to COVID-19.

No further information was released about the patients. Those deaths brought the county's total to 73.

"With the tragic news of seven deaths today, we ask you to please keep the families of these individuals in your thoughts and prayers,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “This COVID-19 virus can cause significant illness and death. It is imperative that everyone continue wearing masks, washing hands frequently and socially distancing.”

There have been a total of seven COVID-19-related deaths reported in Frisco since the coronavirus pandemic began in March.


The first death announced April 4 was a 67-year-old Frisco woman with underlying health complications. The second announced June 3 was an 89-year-old Frisco man with underlying health conditions. The third death reported on July 10 was a Frisco man in his 40s. The fourth announced on July 20 was also a Frisco man in his 40s. The fifth death reported on July 22 was a 93-year-old Frisco man with underlying health conditions. The sixth confirmed on Aug. 6 was a Frisco woman in her 80s. The seventh death announced on Aug. 11 was a 91-year-old Frisco man with underlying health conditions.

Frisco reported 26 new coronavirus cases in the city on Aug. 12, bringing the city's total since March to 1,001, according to the city's public health awareness dashboard.

As part of its release announcing the deaths, Frisco reminded citizens that a free COVID-19 saliva testing site opened Aug. 3 at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The saliva tests are offered to all residents of North Texas, regardless of county or city of residence, though pre-registration is required at Texas.curativeinc.com.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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