Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco woman in her 80s

Frisco reported the eighth confirmed COVID-19-related death of a city resident on Aug. 18. (Community Impact staff)
Frisco reported the eighth confirmed COVID-19-related death of a city resident on Aug. 18. (Community Impact staff)

Frisco reported the eighth confirmed COVID-19-related death of a city resident on Aug. 18. (Community Impact staff)

Editor's note: Denton County has determined that the death reported on Aug. 12 was not a Frisco resident. The data has been updated to reflect that change.

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 18 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19.

No further information was released about the patient.

“Please keep this woman and her loved ones in your thoughts and prayers,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement. “We’ve now lost nine of our neighbors to COVID-19. The losses underscore the need for everyone to do their part to slow the spread—wear masks, social distance, sanitize and wash your hands often.”

It was the eighth confirmed death of a person with COVID-19 in Frisco since the coronavirus pandemic began in March and the third reported since Aug. 1.


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 seventh death announced on Aug. 11 was a 91-year-old Frisco man with underlying health conditions.

The most recent death involving the Frisco woman was one of eight deaths related to COVID-19 reported by Denton County on Aug. 18. Those deaths brought the county's total to 90.

"As we report the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 today, I ask that you keep the families of these eight individuals in your thoughts and prayers,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a statement. “The news of these deaths underscore the importance of consistently practicing the public health recommendations to ensure you and your family are safe during this ongoing pandemic.”

Frisco reported 19 new coronavirus cases in the city on Aug. 18, bringing the city's total since March to 1,235, 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. The Frisco testing site is expected to continue operating through the end of August.
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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