Denton County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Health officials in Denton County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on June 1. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Health officials in Denton County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on June 1. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Health officials in Denton County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on June 1. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Health officials in Denton County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco on June 1.

Collin County did not report any new coronavirus case information as of 5 p.m. Monday after the Department of State Health Services took over case investigation and contact tracing June 1. County officials said the COVID-19 dashboard will remain static until reports and data are provided by the state.

Frisco has had 18 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 June 1 was 44.

The new cases brings the city's confirmed total to 179 confirmed cases, though 132 Frisco residents have been reported as recovered. Of the total confirmed cases in Frisco, 107 are from Collin County, and 72 are from Denton County.

Denton County Public Health confirmed the death of a Denton woman in her 50s as a result of COVID-19, as well as 26 new cases of coronavirus on June 1.


The patient, who was previously reported as hospitalized, was the 32nd death in the county.

“Let us all keep this person’s family in our thoughts and prayers,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “We ask that you continue practicing the suggested safety protocols. COVID-19 has not gone away and community transmission is still occurring across our county.”

The new cases brought Denton County's total to 1,398 confirmed cases as of June 1, though there were just 687 active cases. That represents a more than 83% increase in active cases since May 1, when Denton County had 375.

As of June 1, the county has had 679 residents who were diagnosed with the virus that have since recovered, health officials said.

Officials said Denton County is at 45.4% of its total hospital capacity with 468 beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients and 563 available. The county ICU is 43.3% occupied, officials said, as 66 beds are full and 86 are available. However, just 16.2% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 88 available.

Through May 31, Collin County had reported 1,315 total cases, though only 338 cases remained active. That was a more than 44% increase in active cases since May 1, when Collin County had 234.

Of the total confirmed cases in Collin County, 942 residents had recovered from the virus, and 35 died, as of May 31. Through that date, there were 15 residents hospitalized with coronavirus, according to county health officials.

The new cases in Denton County 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 editor of the Frisco edition 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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