Collin County confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Health officials in Collin County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Health officials in Collin County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 8.

The new cases bring the city's total to 142 confirmed cases, though 108 Frisco residents have recovered. Of the total cases in Frisco, 87 are from Collin County, and 55 are from Denton County.

Collin County health officials announced the deaths of two men from Plano and a McKinney man on May 8 and confirmed a total of 30 new cases of coronavirus. Collin County Health Care Services said the two Plano men, ages 92 and 50, as well as the 82-year-old McKinney man each had underlying health conditions in addition to COVID-19.

With the new cases, the county's total is now 887 confirmed cases. So far, 580 Collin County residents have recovered from the virus, and 27 have died. There are currently 280 active cases in the county, officials said.

Denton County Public Health announced the COVID-19-related deaths of a Shady Shores woman in her 70s and a Denton man in his 60s on May 8. Health officials also confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases in the county.


“We are deeply saddened to learn of two deaths today, including one at the Denton State Supported Living Center,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “Denton County Public Health began working closely with the Denton State Supported Living Center in March, as soon as the first positive case was identified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep these individuals’ families and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”

The 30 new cases brought Denton County's total to 902 confirmed cases. Of those, 428 residents who were diagnosed with the virus have since recovered, and 25 died due to the disease, health officials said. There are 449 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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