No further information was released about the patient.
“We will be praying for this woman and her loved ones,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement. “Anytime we learn of another Frisco death, we’re sadly reminded of how important it is to practice social distancing, wearing masks and washing our hands often. Let’s all [do] our part to slow the spread.”
This is the sixth 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. The fourth announced on July 20 was also a Frisco man in his 40s. The fifth death reported on July 22 was a 93-year-old Frisco man with underlying health conditions.
A news release from Denton County said this latest death due to COVID-19 brings the county's total deaths to 57.
“Each death related to COVID-19 is a loss, and we keep the family of this individual in our thoughts and prayers,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “If we can continue to wear masks, wash hands frequently, socially distance and limit gatherings to under 10, we are cautiously optimistic that community transmission may continue on a downward trend.”
The city reported 18 new coronavirus cases in Frisco on Aug. 6, bringing the city's total since March to 866, according to the city's public health awareness dashboard.