By Seth Biley
On Tuesday, April 14th Denton County Public Health reported the fourth COVID19 related death at the Denton Rehabilitation Center. The patient was a male resident of the center in his 80’s who was hospitalized after testing positive for the Coronavirus. The first three patients who passed away were a female resident in her 60s, a female resident in her 80s, and a male resident in his 80’s. When these first three deaths were announced DCPH said that it has been working closely with the Denton Rehabilitation Center since the first COVID-19 cases were identified among residents and one employee. The residents who tested positive for COVID-19 were transported to the hospital for care upon exhibiting symptoms, and the one employee is under self-isolation. So far, no additional information has been released from DCPH on the exact number of cases at the Denton Rehabilitation Center. Denton County Public Health also announced 14 new cases of COVID19 in Denton County. This brings countywide totals to 521, with 318 active cases, and 189 recoveries, and 14 total deaths related to COVID19.
*via DentonCounty.com In Denton County the number of active cases has gone down since the peak of 338 cases on April 12th, today’s total is down to 318 cases. Denton County wants to remind people that, “Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. However, some patients can have more severe symptoms, complications, and/or death. Should individuals experience more severe symptoms, DCPH encourages individuals to call their health care provider or emergency department prior to arrival, to limit exposure.” Visit www.dentoncounty.gov/COVIDstats for local COVID-19 data including interactive heat maps, charts, and city and zip code data. Visit www.dentoncounty.gov/COVID19 for COVID-19 health and safety information.