Roundup: Find March 30-April 5 coronavirus updates for Denton County here

Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Denton County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Denton County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Denton County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Denton County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Denton County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Denton County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Editor's note: Editor's note: A new blog has been created for the week of April 6. Visit this link for the latest updates.

Updated 3:15 p.m. April 5

Denton County Public Health announced April 5 that a Lewisville man in his 90s has died due to COVID-19, bringing Denton County’s number of coronavirus-related deaths to seven.

The patient was a resident of a nursing facility and caught the coronavirus through local transmission, according to public health officials.

“As we report the loss of a seventh life to COVID-19 in Denton County today, we hope everyone will take a moment to keep our fellow residents affected by this pandemic in your thoughts and prayers,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “The seriousness of taking precautions cannot be overstated. With community spread endemic in our county, we must take the necessary steps to ensure we do not contribute to the problem.”


Denton County Public Health has also announced that 16 more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed locally, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 304. So far, 69 residents have recovered.

Fourteen Flower Mound residents, three Highland Village residents and 24 Lewisville residents have been diagnosed with the virus, according to officials.

Updated 3:20 p.m. April 4

Denton County Public Health announced April 4 that 15 additional cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, bringing the county’s total to 288.

So far, 67 residents who have been diagnosed with the virus have recovered, and six have died, according to public health officials.

Fourteen Flower Mound residents, three Highland Village residents and 23 Lewisville residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Updated 4:05 p.m. April 3

Denton County Public Health announced April 3 that a Lewisville woman in her 70s has died due to COVID-19, marking the sixth coronavirus death in Denton County.

The patient was a resident of a nursing facility and caught the coronavirus through local transmission, according to public health officials.

“As we report the loss of a sixth life to COVID-19 in Denton County today, we hope everyone will take a moment to keep our fellow residents affected by this pandemic in your thoughts and prayers,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “The seriousness of taking precautions cannot be overstated. With community spread endemic in our county, we must take the necessary steps to ensure we do not contribute to the problem.”

Denton County Public Health has also announced that 19 more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed locally, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 273. So far, 62 residents have recovered.

Thirteen Flower Mound residents, three Highland Village residents and 23 Lewisville residents have been diagnosed with the virus, according to officials.

Updated 4:30 p.m. April 2

Denton County Public Health announced April 2 that a Carrollton man in his 70s has died due to COVID-19, bringing the county’s death toll to five.

The man caught the virus through local transmission, according to health officials.

“As we report the loss of a fifth life to COVID-19 in Denton County today, we hope everyone will take a moment to keep our fellow residents affected by this pandemic in your thoughts and prayers,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “The seriousness of taking precautions cannot be overstated. With community spread endemic in our county, we must take the necessary steps to ensure we do not contribute to the problem.”

Denton County Public Health also announced that 23 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed locally, bringing the county total to 254.

DCPH has also announced 23 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. This increases the countywide total to 254 confirmed COVID-19 cases. So far, 57 of those diagnosed have recovered.

Eleven Flower Mound residents, three Highland Village residents and 21 Lewisville residents have tested positive for the disease, according to officials.

Updated 4:55 p.m. April 1

Denton County Public Health announced April 1 that 25 additional cases of coronavirus have been confirmed locally, bringing the county’s total to 231.

So far, 55 patients have recovered, and four have died, according to officials. Eleven Flower Mound residents, three Highland Village residents and 20 Lewisville residents have been diagnosed with the disease.

Public health officials stated that 78 of the county’s cases have resulted from local transmission.

Lewisville Police Chief Kevin Deaver announced in a statement April 1 that a Lewisville police officer has been diagnosed with coronavirus after being exposed to a family member who was infected. The officer has been in home quarantine since March 24 and will remain isolated until he recovers, Deaver stated.

Lewisville ISD extended the closure of district schools through May 1 in alignment with an executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Updated 4:50 p.m. March 31

Denton County Public Health announced March 31 that a fourth Denton County resident has died due to coronavirus. He caught the disease through local transmission, according to officials.

The resident, a man in his 60s, lived in The Colony.

“Today, we have learned of yet another death due to COVID-19, which has impacted our communities in Denton County,” Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to this man’s family as well as the families of those who have also been victims of this terrible pandemic.”

Fifteen additional cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 206. Fifty of those who have been diagnosed with the virus have since recovered.

Of the Denton County residents who have been diagnosed with the virus, 18 live in Lewisville, 10 live in Flower Mound and two live in Highland Village, according to officials.

“The Commissioners Court has extended the stay-at-home mandate and the closure of nonessential businesses through April 7 and anticipate it will continue longer,” Eads stated. “We know these strict measures cause hardships, but we must keep residents at home to curb community spread and limit the potential for overwhelming our medical facilities.”

Updated 1:50 p.m. March 31

Denton County Commissioners Court voted to extend the county’s disaster declaration and stay-at-home order until April 7 at 11:59 p.m.

The commissioners also amended the stay-at-home order to allow nonprofits to provide curbside services.

The order, which has been in effect since 11:59 p.m. March 25, mandates that residents stay home except to perform specific essential activities or to work to provide essential business and government services or to perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. The original order can be found here.

Published 5 p.m. March 30

Denton County Public Health announced March 30 that a third Denton County resident has died due to coronavirus. She caught the disease through local transmission, according to officials.

The resident, a woman in her 60s, lived in unincorporated Denton County.

“The news of a third individual’s death due to COVID-19 is tragic,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.”

Twenty-six additional cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 191. Thirty-five of those who have been diagnosed with the virus have since recovered.

Of the Denton County residents who have been diagnosed with the virus, 14 were Lewisville residents, 10 live in Flower Mound and two live in Highland Village, according to officials.

Denton County residents have been under a stay-at-home notice since 11:59 p.m. March 25.

The order mandates that residents stay home except to perform specific essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or to perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing.

“This situation underscores the need to follow the stay-at-home mandate,” Eads stated. “We need everyone’s cooperation to help protect the health of all our residents, especially our most vulnerable.”

Denton County Commissioners Court will consider extending the order at a meeting March 31.

Local coronavirus updates from before March 30 can be found here.
By Anna Herod
Anna Herod covers local government, education, business and the environment as the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. In the past, Anna served as the reporter for Community Impact's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle paper. Her bylines have appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Hays Free Press and The Burleson Star. She is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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