Collin County reports 1 new COVID-19 case in Frisco

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 22. (Community Impact staff)
Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 22. (Community Impact staff)

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 22. (Community Impact staff)

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 22.

The city has had nine 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 22 was 32. That is 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.

Frisco also had two new recoveries reported May 22, bringing the number of city residents who have recovered from COVID-19 to 127. Of the 159 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 93 are from Collin County, and 66 are from Denton County.

Collin County health officials confirmed the deaths of two COVID-19 patients with underlying health conditions on May 22 and 14 new cases of coronavirus.

The patients were a 98-year-old Plano woman who died at the Life Care Center of Plano on May 22 and an 82-year-old Richardson woman who died at a Plano hospital May 3. A county press release states the Richardson woman’s death was not reported to officials until May 22.

The new cases bring the county’s total cases to 1,133, though only 313 cases remain active as of May 22. That is a more than 33% increase in active cases since May 1, when Collin County had 234.

Of the total confirmed cases in Collin County, 787 residents have recovered from the virus, and 33 have died. There are currently 19 residents hospitalized with coronavirus, officials said.

Denton County Public Health reported the death of a Carrollton woman in her 60s as a result of COVID-19.

“Please include, in your thoughts and prayers, the family of the individual who has passed as a result of COVID-19,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “As we continue to report additional deaths and cases connected to COVID-19, we also report recoveries as well.”

County health officials also confirmed 17 new cases of coronavirus on May 22, though none in Frisco.

The new cases brought Denton County's total to 1,205 confirmed cases as of May 22, though there were just 560 active cases. That represents a more than 49% increase in active cases since May 1, when Denton County had 375.

As of May 22, the county has had 615 residents diagnosed with the virus who have since recovered, and 30 who have died, health officials said.

Officials said Denton County is at 53% of its total hospital capacity with 608 beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients and 540 available. The county ICU is 53.8% occupied, officials said, as 99 beds are full and 85 are available. However, just 19.2% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 105 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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