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.