Frisco reports 255 active cases of COVID-19; hospitalizations decrease in Collin, Denton counties

Collin County reported 147 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Aug. 4, and Denton County reported 63 as of Aug. 5. That number has generally fluctuated in both counties in recent days but has decreased in both counties since July 23. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Collin County reported 147 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Aug. 4, and Denton County reported 63 as of Aug. 5. That number has generally fluctuated in both counties in recent days but has decreased in both counties since July 23. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Collin County reported 147 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Aug. 4, and Denton County reported 63 as of Aug. 5. That number has generally fluctuated in both counties in recent days but has decreased in both counties since July 23. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Editor’s note: This is the latest information reported by the city of Frisco, Collin and Denton counties and the state of Texas through their public dashboards and websites.

This week, Frisco reached its highest active COVID-19 case count since the virus arrived to the city in March.

As of Aug. 5, there were a total of 255 active cases of the virus in Frisco, which include 117 active cases within Collin County and 138 active cases within Denton County.

Among the ZIP codes in Frisco, the 75035 ZIP code had the greatest increase of total confirmed cases with 33 between July 30-Aug. 5. That brings the total number of cases in that ZIP code since early March to 304.

The second-highest number of added cases in the past week is in 75033, which reported 23 additional cases between July 30-Aug. 5. The total for 75033 is 212 cases.


The 75034 ZIP code added 16 cases between July 30-Aug. 5, and the 75036 ZIP code added 10 cases.

On Aug. 3, Frisco reported no new cases of the virus. This is the first time the city has reported no new cases since June 2. On Aug. 5, Frisco reported 18 new cases.


Data shows the 20-29 age group in both Collin and Denton counties has had the highest number of total COVID-19 cases, but the age group is closely followed by those ages 30-39 and ages 40-49.


In addition, the data shows four deaths in Collin County and three deaths in Denton County in the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 85 for Collin County and 56 for Denton County.

Among the key indicators being watched by experts is the number of hospitalizations. Collin County reported 147 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Aug. 4, and Denton County reported 63 as of Aug. 5. That number has generally fluctuated in both counties in recent days but has decreased in both counties since July 23.

Collin County has a hospital bed capacity of 2,702. Denton County is reporting 317 available hospital beds out of 933 total, 36 available intensive care unit beds out of 114 and 230 available ventilators out of 317 total as of Aug. 5.

Statewide, the number of patients who have tested positive with COVID-19 and are currently hospitalized is 8,455 as of Aug. 5. That compares with 9,595 patients who were hospitalized and had COVID-19 a week ago.
By Elizabeth Ucles
Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


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