Collin County confirms 1 new COVID-19 case in Frisco

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 on May 7. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 on May 7. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 on May 7. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 on May 7.

The new case brings the city's total to 140 confirmed cases and 109 recoveries. Of the total cases in the city, 85 are from Collin County, and 55 are from Denton County.

Collin County health officials announced the deaths of a 75-year-old Plano man and an 86-year-old McKinney woman on May 7 and confirmed a total of 18 new cases of COVID-19. Collin County Health Care Services said both patients who died had underlying health conditions in addition to COVID-19.

With the new cases, the county's total is now 857 confirmed cases. So far, 569 Collin County residents have recovered from the virus, and 24 have died. There are currently 264 active cases in the county, officials said.

Denton County Public Health announced the death of a Little Elm man in his 70s on May 7 and confirmed 26 new COVID-19 cases in the county.


“Please keep the family of this individual in your thoughts and prayers as we report this 23rd loss of a life in our county,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “As we begin re-opening business across the state, it is important to follow safety guidelines of social distancing and the wearing of face coverings when in the company of others outside your household.”

The 26 new cases brought Denton County's total to 872 confirmed cases. Of those, 421 residents who were diagnosed with the virus have since recovered, and 23 died due to the disease, health officials said. There are 428 active cases in Denton County.

The new cases in Collin and Denton counties 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.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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