The patient was a male resident of the Denton Rehabilitation Center. He was in his 70s, according to officials.
“Please keep the family of this individual whose loss we are learning of today in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads in a statement. “We ask everyone to please consider maintaining the CDC recommendations for physical distancing as we continue to see many of our businesses move into Phase 2 and as many of you resume normal activities.”
Officials also announced that an additional 27 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed locally, bringing the county’s total to 1,188 cases.
So far, 610 residents who were diagnosed with the virus have since recovered and 549 cases remain active.
Forty-seven Flower Mound residents, 14 Highland Village residents and 211 Lewisville residents have tested positive for the virus.