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

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 21. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 21. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 21. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 21, including one in each county.

The city has had eight new cases reported since May 18, which was the most recent day with no new cases reported in Frisco.

Data released by the city shows the number of active cases of COVID-19 as of May 21 was 32, which was one case higher than what it had been since May 18. The current active case total is also three 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 one new recovery reported May 21, bringing the number of Frisco residents who have recovered from COVID-19 to 125. Of the 158 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 92 are from Collin County, and 66 are from Denton County.

Denton County Public Health confirmed the death of a Denton woman in her 70s as a result of COVID-19 and 27 new cases of coronavirus on May 21.


The county said the woman was a resident of Denton Rehabilitation Center, and she had previously been reported as hospitalized.

“Please keep the family of this individual whose loss we are learning of today in your thoughts and prayers,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “We ask everyone to please consider maintaining the CDC recommendations for physical distancing as we continue to see many of our businesses move into Phase 2 and as many of you resume normal activities.”

The 27 new coronavirus cases brought Denton County's total to 1,188 confirmed cases as of May 21, though there were just 549 active cases. That represents a more than 46% increase in active cases since May 1, when Denton County had 375.

As of May 21, the county has had 610 residents diagnosed with the virus who have since recovered, and 29 who have died, health officials said.

Officials said Denton County is at 47.8% of its total hospital capacity with 553 beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients and 603 available. The county ICU is 51.2% occupied, officials said, as 82 beds are full and 78 are available. However, just 21.2% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 89 available.

Collin County health officials reported 28 new cases of coronavirus on May 21.

The new cases bring the county’s total cases to 1,118, though only 333 cases remain active as of May 21. That is a more than 42% increase in active cases since May 1, when Collin County had 234.

Of the total confirmed cases in Collin County, 754 residents have recovered from the virus, and 31 have died. There are currently 16 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

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.