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A nurse uses a swab to perform a coronavirus test in Salt Lake City.

Denton County Public Health announced the county’s 40th coronavirus death and second-highest daily increase of 127 new cases on Saturday afternoon, bringing the countywide total to 3,937.

Saturday’s reported death was of a Dallas woman in her 80s. The death marks the third consecutive day for the county to report a resident killed by the virus after no deaths were attributed to it from June 25 to Wednesday, July 8.

The county is rapidly approaching 4,000 total infections after reaching 3,000 on July 2 and 2,000 June 19.

Saturday’s 127 confirmed cases were four more than Wednesday’s 123, the previous second-highest reported in a single day. The 152 cases on July 3 remain the highest for a single day in the county.

Lewisville gained the most COVID-19 cases from Friday to Saturday, jumping by 32 to a cumulative total of 693. Denton rose by 16 new cases to 774, Carrollton by 14 to 400 and Little Elm by seven to 198. Dallas, Flower Mound, Frisco and The Colony each gained at least five cases in Denton County. Additionally, 20 people were confirmed to have the virus in unincorporated parts of the county, where 500 infections have been reported overall.

Denton County Public Health also announced 69 people have recovered from the virus, bringing the countywide recovery total to 1,499. The county experienced a net increase of 57 active cases Saturday, going from 2,341 to 2,398.

JUSTIN GRASS can be reached via Twitter at @JustinGrass10.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Denton County as of July 12

Location Confirmed cases Deaths
Denton County 4049 40
Argyle 19
Aubrey 22 1
Bartonville 5
Carrollton 429 4
Celina 6
Coppell 2
The Colony 275 3
Copper Canyon 8
Corinth 76
Cross Roads 6
Dallas 121 3
Denton 808 12
DSSLC 65 1
Double Oak 20
Flower Mound 188 1
Fort Worth 45
Frisco 186 1
Hackberry 1
Hickory Creek 14
Highland Village 37
Justin 15
Krugerville 2
Krum 29
Lake Dallas 54
Lewisville 703 8
Little Elm 200 1
Northlake 16
Oak Point 6
Pilot Point 17
Plano 14
Ponder 5
Prosper 12 1
Providence Village 16
Roanoke 30
Sanger 31
Shady Shores 14 1
Trophy Club 40
Unincorporated 512 3

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