“As we report the loss of a twenty-first life to COVID-19 in Denton County today, please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “We know that each life lost to COVID-19 is one too many.”
Officials also announced that 17 additional cases of coronavirus have been confirmed locally, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Denton County to 765.
So far, 367 residents who were diagnosed with the virus have since recovered, and 377 cases remain active.
Thirty-three Flower Mound residents, 10 Highland Village residents and 67 Lewisville residents have tested positive for the virus, according to officials.