No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Frisco May 18

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 18. (Community Impact staff)
Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 18. (Community Impact staff)

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 18. (Community Impact staff)

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 18.

Monday was the first day Frisco has had no new coronavirus cases reported in the city since May 11. Eight new cases were reported in the city from May 12-17.

Data released by the city states there were 31 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 18. That is just two more than the 29 active cases the city had on May 1. Frisco reached its current peak number for the month on May 8-10 when it had 33 active cases.

Frisco saw one new recovery reported May 18, bringing the number of city residents who have recovered from COVID-19 to 118. Of the 150 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 89 are from Collin County, and 61 are from Denton County.

Denton County Public Health confirmed 19 new COVID-19 cases on May 18.


The new cases brought Denton County's total to 1,088 confirmed cases as of May 18, though there were just 495 active cases. That represents a 32% increase in active cases since May 1, when Denton County had 375.

As of May 18, the county has had 565 residents who were diagnosed with the virus that have since recovered, and 28 have died, health officials said.

Data released by health officials shows Denton County is at 45.5% of its total hospital capacity with 450 beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients and 538 available. The county ICU is 40.5% occupied, officials said, as 53 beds are full and 78 are available. However, just 12.4% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 99 available.

Collin County health officials confirmed 19 new cases of coronavirus on May 18.

The new cases bring the county’s total cases to 1,047, though only 303 cases remain active as of May 18. That is a more than 29% increase in active cases since May 1, when Collin County had 234.

Of the total confirmed cases in Collin County, 713 residents have recovered from the virus, and 31 have died. There are currently 13 residents hospitalized with coronavirus, officials said.

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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