33 new coronavirus cases reported in Denton County

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Denton County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Denton County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Denton County. (Community Impact staff)

Denton County Public Health confirmed 33 new cases of coronavirus on May 28.

The new cases include 15 more in Lewisville and two more in Flower Mound, according to health officials.

The new cases brought Denton County's total to 1,318 confirmed cases as of May 28, though there were just 621 active cases. That represents an increase of more than 65% in active cases since May 1, when Denton County had 375 active cases.

As of May 28, the county has had 667 residents diagnosed with the virus who have since recovered and 30 who have died, health officials said.

The latest test results put Lewisville at 265 total cases and Flower Mound at 53 total cases. Highland Village has had 14 total cases.

Denton County health officials are offering a free drive-thru testing center from 8 a.m.-noon May 29 at The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive. The testing is available to those who currently have symptoms of COVID-19, those who have had symptoms within the past seven days and those who are considered essential employees. Preregistration is required by calling 940-349-2585.

Officials said Denton County is at 53% of its total hospital capacity with 479 beds occupied with coronavirus and noncoronavirus patients and 424 beds available. The county ICU is 39.5% occupied, officials said, as 62 beds are full and 95 are available. However, just 13.6% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 89 available.

The new Denton County cases were reported through Frisco's Public Health Awareness dashboard, which provides a graphical representation of coronavirus data for the city. The digital tool also serves as a gateway to dashboards provided by Collin and Denton counties as well as one from Texas Health and Human Services.

Valerie Wigglesworth contributed to this report.
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.