Collin County confirms 1 new COVID-19 case in Frisco

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Health officials in Collin County confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 26.

The city also had three new cases reported over the Memorial Day weekend of May 23-25, including two new cases on May 23 and one on May 25.

Data released by Frisco shows the number of active cases of COVID-19 as of May 26 was 33. That is four more than the 29 active cases the city had on May 1. It also matches Frisco’s peak number for the month on May 8-10 when it also had 33 active cases.

Frisco had two new recoveries reported since May 23, bringing the number of city residents who have recovered from COVID-19 to 129. Of the 163 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 96 are from Collin County, and 67 are from Denton County.

Denton County Public Health confirmed 22 new cases of coronavirus on May 26, though none in Frisco.


Health officials also confirmed 28 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend, including seven on May 23, 12 on May 24 and nine on May 25.

The new COVID-19 cases brought Denton County's total to 1,255 confirmed cases as of May 26, though there were just 589 active cases. That represents a more than 57% increase in active cases since May 1, when Denton County had 375.

As of May 26, the county has had 636 residents who were diagnosed with the virus that have since recovered, and 30 who have died, health officials said.

Officials said Denton County is at 45.9% of its total hospital capacity with 420 beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients and 495 available. The county ICU is 43% occupied, officials said, as 64 beds are full and 85 are available. However, just 9.6% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 104 available.

Collin County health officials reported 32 new cases of coronavirus on May 26.

Health officials also confirmed 22 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend, including four on May 23, 15 on May 24 and six on May 25.

The new cases bring the county’s total cases to 1,189, though only 311 cases remain active as of May 26. That is a more than 32% increase in active cases since May 1, when Collin County had 234.

Of the total confirmed cases in Collin County, 845 residents have recovered from the virus, and 33 have died. There are currently 20 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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