Collin, Denton counties report 6 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Health officials in Collin and Denton counties confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on May 29. Five of those were in Collin County, and one was in Denton County.

The city has had 14 new cases reported since May 24, 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 29 was 44. That is the most active cases the city has had in May.

No new recoveries were reported in Frisco on May 29, but a total of 130 city residents have recovered from COVID-19. Of the 175 total cases that have been reported in Frisco, 106 are from Collin County, and 69 are from Denton County.

The city also announced it would host a free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic on June 4. The free testing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the “Red” parking lot of Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way. Pre-registration will open June 2 and is required for the testing. To pre-register, follow the city of Frisco’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for registration information, which will include a website link and/or phone number to call. To be tested, residents must be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms: fever and/or chills; cough; fatigue; body aches, muscle or joint pain; shortness of breath; sore throat; headaches; or nausea / vomiting.


Collin County health officials confirmed the death of a 63-year-old Plano woman with COVID-19 this week and reported 42 new cases of coronavirus on May 29.

Collin County Health Care Services said the patient also had underlying health conditions when she died May 27 at a hospital in Plano.

The new cases bring the county’s total cases to 1,278, though only 333 cases remain active as of May 29. 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, 911 residents have recovered from the virus, and 34 have died. There are currently 19 residents hospitalized with coronavirus, officials said.

Denton County Public Health confirmed 11 new cases of coronavirus on May 29.

The new cases brought Denton County's total to 1,329 confirmed cases as of May 29, though there were just 629 active cases. That represents a more than 67% increase in active cases since May 1, when Denton County had 375.

As of May 29, the county has had 670 residents diagnosed with the virus who have since recovered, and 30 who have died, health officials said.

Officials said Denton County is at 64.1% of its total hospital capacity with 626 beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients and 350 available. The county ICU is 47.8% occupied, officials said, as 66 beds are full and 72 are available. However, just 16.1% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 94 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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