Denton County officials report COVID-19-related death of Frisco man

Denton County reported the death of a fourth Frisco resident due to COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County reported the death of a fourth Frisco resident due to COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)

Denton County reported the death of a fourth Frisco resident due to COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)

Denton County Public Health confirmed on July 20 the death of a Frisco man in his 40s as a result of COVID-19.

The Frisco man was one of three deaths in Denton County reported on Monday. No further information was released about the patients.

“We can’t emphasize enough the importance of doing everything we can to reduce the risks of spreading the virus,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement. “That means wearing masks, social distancing and washing your hands because COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate. Late this afternoon, we learned another one of our Frisco neighbors died from illness related to the virus. I ask you to keep this man and his loved ones in your prayers.”

This is the fourth confirmed death of a patient with COVID-19 in Frisco since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. The first death announced April 4 was a 67-year-old Frisco woman with underlying health complications. The second announced June 3 was an 89-year-old Frisco man with underlying health conditions. The third death reported on July 10 was a Frisco man in his 40s.

A news release from Denton County said these latest deaths due to COVID-19 bring the county's total to 45.

“Today’s report of three deaths from COVID-19 is tragic,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “We sincerely ask you to please keep all of these families in your thoughts and prayers. We cannot emphasize strongly enough the importance to take every precaution possible to keep you and your families safe—wearing masks, physically distancing, and washing hands frequently.”

Collin and Denton counties reported 14 new coronavirus cases in Frisco on July 20, bringing the city's total since March to 684, according to the city's public health awareness dashboard.
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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