Collin, Denton counties report 2 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

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

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

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 19, including one in each county.

Tuesday was the first time Frisco has had more than one new case of coronavirus reported in a day since May 14. Data released by the city states there were 31 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 19.

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 also had two new recoveries reported May 19, bringing the number of city residents who have recovered from COVID-19 to 120. Of the 152 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 90 are from Collin County, and 62 are from Denton County.

Collin County health officials confirmed 26 new cases of coronavirus on May 19.


The new cases bring the county’s total cases to 1,073, though only 314 cases remain active as of May 19. That is a more than 34% increase in active cases since May 1, when Collin County had 234.

Of the total confirmed cases in Collin County, 728 residents have recovered from the virus, and 31 have died. There are currently 16 residents hospitalized with coronavirus, officials said.

Denton County Public Health confirmed 28 new COVID-19 cases on May 19.

The new cases brought Denton County's total to 1,116 confirmed cases as of May 19, though there were just 517 active cases. That represents a more than 37% increase in active cases since May 1, when Denton County had 375.

As of May 19, the county has had 571 residents diagnosed with the virus who have since recovered, and 28 have died, health officials said.

Officials said Denton County is at 43.5% of its total hospital capacity with 454 beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients and 589 available. The county ICU is 42.3% occupied, officials said, as 66 beds are full and 90 are available. However, just 20% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 64 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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