21 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Denton County

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

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

Denton County Public Health announced May 13 that an additional 21 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed locally, bringing the county’s total to 989 cases.

So far, 534 residents who were diagnosed with the virus have since recovered, 430 cases remain active and 25 residents have died due to the disease, according to officials.

Forty-two Flower Mound residents, 12 Highland Village residents and 128 Lewisville residents have tested positive for the virus.

Denton County Public Health will open a new pop up center for drive-thru coronavirus testing May 15 at Braswell High School. Testing will be available at the site, which is located at 26750 E. University Dr., Aubrey, from 8 a.m. to noon.

To be eligible, a resident must have experienced coronavirus symptoms in the past week. These symptoms include, but are not limited to fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, loss of taste or smell, headache and more. Registration must be completed by calling 940-349-2585.


Asymptomatic first responders, health care workers, long-term care facility staff and transportation workers will be eligible for free testing, according to Denton County Public Health.
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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