Four new cases of COVID-19 reported in Frisco

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 20. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 20. The new cases include three from Denton County and one in Collin County.

That is the highest single-day total of new cases reported in Frisco since April 24, when there were also four new cases confirmed.

Data released by the city states the number of active cases of COVID-19 remained at 31, where it has been since 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.

The city also had four new recoveries reported May 20, bringing the number of Frisco residents who have recovered from COVID-19 to 124. Of the 156 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 91 are from Collin County, and 65 are from Denton County.

Denton County Public Health confirmed 45 new COVID-19 cases on May 20. That is the highest single-day total of new cases Denton County has reported since March 27, when there were 54 new cases confirmed.


The new cases brought Denton County's total to 1,161 confirmed cases as of May 20, though there were just 541 active cases. That represents a more than 44% increase in active cases since May 1, when Denton County had 375.

As of May 20, the county has had 592 residents who were diagnosed with the virus that have since recovered, and 28 have died, health officials said.

Data released by county officials shows Denton County is at 49.7% of its total hospital capacity with 558 beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients and 564 available. The county ICU is 54.9% occupied, officials said, as 89 beds are full and 73 are available. However, just 21.9% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 96 available.

Collin County health officials reported 17 new cases of coronavirus on May 20.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 1,090 cases, though only 319 cases remain active as of May 20. That is a more than 36% increase in active cases since May 1, when Collin County had 234.

Of the total confirmed cases in Collin County, 740 residents have recovered from the virus, and 31 have died. There are currently 11 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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