Denton County Reports Sixth Coronavirus Death, 19 New Cases

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April 03, 2020 - 4:08 pm

DENTON (KRLD) - A woman in her 70's became the sixth Denton County resident to die because of the coronavirus on Friday.

The woman, a resident of Lewisville, had previously been hospitalized with a locally transmitted case of COVID-19.

“As we report the loss of a sixth life to COVID-19 in Denton County today, we hope everyone will take a moment to keep our fellow residents affected by this pandemic in your thoughts and prayers,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  “The seriousness of taking precautions cannot be overstated. With community spread endemic in our county, we must take the necessary steps to ensure we do not contribute to the problem.”

In addition to the woman's death, Eads announced 19 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the county, bringing the total to 273.