Number of coronavirus deaths in Denton County rises to 21

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Denton County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Denton County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus updates to know in Denton County. (Community Impact staff)

Denton County Public Health announced April 30 that a male resident of the Denton Rehabilitation Center in his 80s has died due to COVID-19, bringing the county’s coronavirus-related death toll to 21.

“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.
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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