Officials reported Saturday the second coronavirus-related death in Denton County, along with 11 new cases of COVID-19.
The man who died was an Aubrey resident in his 60s, who was previously reported hospitalized with a “community spread” case of the new coronavirus.
“We are saddened to report a second COVID-19 death within our county,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “To his family, we continue to send our thoughts and prayers to you as you navigate through this difficult time.”
Included in the 11 new cases is a staff member at the Denton State Supported Living Center, where Friday the county reported 31 new cases of COVID-19.
The mother of a woman being cared for at the Denton State Supported Living Center said she was worried about her daughter’s physical and mental health.
Shakemia Jackson said since the state restricted visitation, her family has not been able to see or speak with her daughter since March 13.
Her daughter, Shakenya Jackson, 24, lives with cerebral palsy and suffers from ongoing respiratory issues that require 24-hour care. She is unable to talk or walk.
“Having her to even hear my voice would be a miracle for her right now because she’s just really close to my voice,” Shakemia Jackson said.
Jackson said she knew employees at the center care about her daughter’s well-being, but has had difficulty reaching the employees who typically care for her daughter on the phone.
She said she was worried her daughter could catch the virus and knows her daughter must be confused over why she hasn’t heard from family in so long.
“I miss her so much and [want her to know] mama will get to see you soon and don’t worry. I don’t want her to worry,” Jackson said.
Of the 10 other new cases, two each were reported in The Colony, Denton, Flower Mound and Lewisville, while there was one each in Carrrollton and Frisco.