23rd Denton County resident dies due to coronavirus

Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Denton County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Denton County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates in Denton County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Denton County Public Health announced May 7 that a Denton County man has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total coronavirus-related deaths to 23.

The man, a resident of Little Elm, was in his 70s, according to public health officials.

“Please keep the family of this individual in your thoughts and prayers as we report this 23rd loss of a life in our county,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads in a statement. “As we begin reopening business across the state, it is important to follow safety guidelines of social distancing and the wearing of face coverings when in the company of others outside your household.”

Officials also announced that an additional 26 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed locally, bringing the total number of cases in Denton County to 872.

So far, 421 residents who were diagnosed with the virus have since recovered and 428 cases remain active.


Thirty-six Flower Mound residents, 11 Highland Village residents and 95 Lewisville residents have been diagnosed with 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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