OVER THE WEEKEND: Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Frisco

Health officials in Denton County reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco over the weekend of May 16-17.(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Health officials in Denton County reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco over the weekend of May 16-17.(Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Denton County reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco over the weekend of May 16-17.(Courtesy Adobe Stock)



Health officials in Denton County reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco over the weekend of May 16-17.

Frisco has had eight new cases in the past week after going three straight days with no new cases May 9-11. Data released by the city shows there are 32 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco as of May 17. Frisco reached its peak so far this month on May 8-10 when it had 33 active cases.

The new cases bring the city's total to 150 confirmed cases, though 117 Frisco residents have recovered. Of the total cases in Frisco, 89 are from Collin County, and 61 are from Denton County.

Collin County health officials confirmed 20 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend, including eight on May 16 and 12 on May 17.


The new cases bring the county’s total cases to 1,028, though only 302 cases remain active as of May 17. 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, 695 residents have recovered from the virus, and 31 have died. There are currently 12 residents hospitalized with coronavirus, officials said.

Denton County Public Health confirmed 29 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, including 11 on May 16 and 18 on May 17.

The new cases brought Denton County's total to 1,069 confirmed cases as of May 17, though there were just 484 active cases. That represents a more than 29% increase in active cases since May 1, when Denton County had 375.

As of May 17, the county has had 557 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’s total hospital occupancy dropped from 59.1% on May 15 to 46.9% on May 17. That rate tracks the county’s total number of hospital beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients. The county ICU was 39.6% occupied as of May 17, officials said, as 63 beds were full and 96 were available. Denton County’s ventilator usage was at just 13% as of May 17, with 94 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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