The facility is now the largest single cluster of cases in Texas.
Denton County now has confirmed 137 total cases of COVID-19 in the county and 39 of those cases are at the DSSLC. Additionally, two staff at DSSLC have tested positive but one is not included in Denton County totals because they live in a different county.
“I think there’s a great concern,” said Dr. Matt Richardson, who leads the county’s health department. “It’s a pandemic so in a pandemic situation we know that community spread and a spread in a vulnerable population is more than possible.”
Officials said four EMT units are now being stationed outside the DSSLC to transport residents to hospitals throughout the county with bed availability.