The city's total remains at 139 confirmed cases and 109 recoveries. Of the total cases in the city, 84 are from Collin County, and 55 are from Denton County.
Collin County health officials confirmed a total of 11 new cases of COVID-19 on May 6. With the new cases, the county's total is now 839 confirmed cases. So far, 557 Collin County residents have recovered from the virus, and 22 have died. There are currently 260 active cases in the county, officials said.
Denton County Public Health confirmed 14 new cases of COVID-19 on May 6 and announced plans for free drive-thru coronavirus testing in Lewisville on May 8.
The 14 new cases brought Denton County's total to 846 confirmed cases. Of those, 406 residents who were diagnosed with the virus have since recovered, and 22 died due to the disease, health officials said. There are 418 active cases in Denton County.
“We’ve received all results back from the individuals who were tested at DCPH’s first drive-thru COVID-19 testing center this past Saturday,” Dr. Matt Richardson, who is the health department director, said in a news release. “From those 178 tests administered, 22 tests were positive for COVID-19. Our team is reaching out to all individuals tested to provide results.”
Community members are required to pre-register for the May 8 drive-thru testing by calling 940-349-2585. The testing center will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the Dillard’s parking lot at Music City Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. The county news release states those eligible for the testing are community members who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been symptomatic within the past week. Asymptomatic first responders, health care workers, long-term care facility staff and transportation workers are also eligible for free testing.
Additional information on the health department's upcoming testing centers is available on the county website here.