Collin County confirms 1 new COVID-19 case in Frisco

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 15. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 15. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 15. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 15.

The new case is the sixth for Frisco since the city went three straight days with no new cases May 9-11. Data released by the city states there are 31 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco as of May 15.

The new case brings the city's total to 148 confirmed cases, though 116 Frisco residents have recovered. Of the total cases in Frisco, 89 are from Collin County, and 59 are from Denton County.

Collin County health officials on May 15 confirmed the death of a 34-year-old Wylie man and 15 new cases of coronavirus. Collin County Health Care Services said the Wylie man had COVID-19 and an underlying health condition when he died May 15 at a Richardson hospital.

With the new cases, the count has surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases since early March, though only 292 cases remain active as of May 15. Of the 1,008 total confirmed cases in Collin County, 685 residents have recovered from the virus, and 31 have died. There are currently 11 residents hospitalized with coronavirus, officials said.


Denton County Public Health confirmed 24 new COVID-19 cases in the county on May 15, though none in Frisco.

The new cases brought Denton County's total to 1,040 confirmed cases, though there are just 464 active cases as of May 15. The county has had 548 residents who were diagnosed with the virus that have since recovered, and 28 have died, health officials said.

Officials said Denton County is at 59.1% of its total hospital capacity with 577 beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients and 399 available. The county ICU is 64.7% occupied, officials said, as 99 beds are full and 54 are available. However, just 16.5% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 106 available.

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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