Denton County confirms 14 new COVID-19 cases, announces free drive-thru testing on May 8

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. (Community Impact staff)
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. (Community Impact staff)

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. (Community Impact staff)

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 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by health officials included one new case in Lewisville. With the new case, Lewisville has had 84 residents test positive for the virus, Highland Village has had 11, and 35 residents have been confirmed in Flower Mound.

The 14 new cases in Denton County brought its 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.

The county previously did a drive-thru testing center on May 2.

“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.
By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.