No further information was released about the patient.
“We are so sad to hear about another COVID-19-related death of one of our Frisco neighbors,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement. “As you keep this man in your thoughts and prayers, please do your part to slow the spread of the virus. Success requires all of us to follow CDC guidelines: wear masks, social distance, sanitize and wash your hands often.”
This is the seventh confirmed death of a person 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. The sixth confirmed on Aug. 6 was a Frisco woman in her 80s.
The most recent death involving the Frisco man was one of three deaths related to COVID-19 reported by Collin County on Aug. 11. Those deaths brought the county's total to 93.
Frisco reported 28 new coronavirus cases in the city on Aug. 11, bringing the city's total since March to 975, according to the city's public health awareness dashboard.
As part of its release announcing the death, Frisco reminded citizens that a free COVID-19 saliva testing site opened Aug. 3 at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The saliva tests are offered to all residents of North Texas, regardless of county or city of residence, though pre-registration is required at Texas.curativeinc.com.