392 coronavirus cases in Denton County remain active

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 May 4 that three new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed locally, bringing the county’s total to 806 cases.

So far, 392 residents who were diagnosed with the virus have since recovered, 392 cases remain active and 22 residents have died due to the disease, according to officials.


Thirty-five Flower Mound residents, 10 Highland Village residents and 76 Lewisville residents have tested positive for the virus.
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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