Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco woman

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 6 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 6 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 6 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 6 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19.

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.
By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.