Denton County Reports Fourth Coronavirus Death, 15 New Cases

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (KRLD) - A man in his 60's became the fourth Denton County resident to die because of the coronavirus on Tuesday.

The man, a resident of The Colony, had previously been hospitalized.

“Today, we have learned of yet another death due to COVID-19 which has impacted our communities in Denton County,” Judge Andy Eads said.  “Our thoughts and prayers go out to this man’s family as well as the families of those who have also been victims of this terrible pandemic.

“The Commissioners Court has extended the Stay at Home mandate and the closure of non-essential businesses through April 7 and anticipate it will continue longer.  We know these strict measures cause hardships, but we must keep residents at home to curb community spread and limit the potential for overwhelming our medical facilities,” he said.

In addition to that man's death,  Eads announced 15 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the county, bringing the total to 206.