OVER THE WEEKEND: Denton County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases in Frisco

Frisco has had eight new coronavirus cases and one death related to COVID-19 in June. (Community Impact staff)
Frisco has had eight new coronavirus cases and one death related to COVID-19 in June. (Community Impact staff)

Frisco has had eight new coronavirus cases and one death related to COVID-19 in June. (Community Impact staff)

Health officials in Denton County confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in Frisco over the weekend of June 6-7. The county reported two new cases in the city on June 6 and four new cases on June 7.

The new cases in Frisco over the weekend were the first new cases reported in the city since June 1.

Frisco has had eight new coronavirus cases and one death related to COVID-19 in June. Data released by the city shows the number of active cases of COVID-19 as of June 7 was 48. The most active cases Frisco had on any one day in May was 44.

The new cases bring the city's confirmed total to 185 cases, though 135 Frisco residents have been reported as recovered. Of the total confirmed cases in Frisco, 107 are from Collin County, and 78 are from Denton County.

Collin County Health Care Services has not reported any new coronavirus case information on its COVID-19 dashboard since the Texas Department of State Health Services took over case investigation and contact tracing June 1. As of June 7, Texas Health and Human Services reported Collin County had a total of 1,447 coronavirus cases. When the county last reported new coronavirus cases on May 31, it had a total of 1,315 confirmed cases. Collin County officials said its COVID-19 dashboard will remain static until reports and data are provided by the state.


The data being reported by the state does not include case counts at the city level. It is not clear how many of the new Collin County cases are in Frisco.

Denton County health officials confirmed a total of 102 new COVID-19 cases in Denton County since June 1, include 33 over the weekend. That brought the county’s total confirmed cases to 1,500.

Denton County Public Health also confirmed the death of a Prosper man in his 60s as a result of COVID-19 on June 5.

The patient, who was previously reported as hospitalized, was the 33rd death in the county.

“We ask for your thoughts and prayers for this community member and his family,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “Social distancing and other public health recommendations can help protect not only yourself, but others too. Please continue utilizing these best practices to reduce the risk of additional cases and deaths due to COVID-19.”

As of June 7, Denton County had 761 active cases of coronavirus. That is more than double the 375 active cases it had on May 1.

The county has had 706 residents diagnosed with the virus who have since recovered as of June 7, health officials said.

Officials said Denton County was at 51.3% of its total hospital capacity as of June 7 with 521 beds occupied with coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients and 494 available. The county ICU is 46.1% occupied, officials said, as 71 beds are full and 83 are available. However, just 16.5% of the county’s available ventilators are in use, with 81 available.

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 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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