DATA: Denton and Collin counties see rises in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks

On Oct. 29, the counties reported a combined total of 4,055 active COVID-19 cases: 2,931 in Denton County and 1,124 in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)
On Oct. 29, the counties reported a combined total of 4,055 active COVID-19 cases: 2,931 in Denton County and 1,124 in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)

On Oct. 29, the counties reported a combined total of 4,055 active COVID-19 cases: 2,931 in Denton County and 1,124 in Collin County. (Community Impact staff)

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

Collin County and Denton County have both seen an increase in new cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks. Oct. 29 marked a new high in the recent surge with 1,124 active cases—the most since the height of the pandemic’s wave in Collin County in August, when there were more than 4,700 active cases in a single day.

In the Collin County portion of Frisco, there were 127 new cases of the novel coronavirus between Oct. 23-29. Denton County does not currently offer a dashboard that provides a breakdown of daily cases, deaths or hospitalization rate by city.

While an aggregated dashboard is not available that shows the daily case count for the entire city of Frisco, data from Denton County Public Health and Collin County Public Health show that young people in their 20s have the largest case count of any age group in both counties.

Among the ZIP codes for Frisco, 75035 ZIP code has the greatest number of new confirmed cases, with 1,107, between Oct. 23-29.

The ZIP code with second-highest number of new cases in the past week is 75034, which reported 958 cases.

In Collin County, there have been 249 new cases of the novel coronavirus between Oct. 23-29. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Collin County to 18,247, according to the Collin County COVID-19 dashboard.

In addition, the data show eight deaths in Collin County during the past seven days and 12 deaths in Denton County during the past seven days. The total number of deaths since tracking began in March is 181 for Collin County and 130 for Denton County.


Among those who died this week due to COVID-19 complications include eight residents of Saddle Brook Memory Care in Frisco, three other residents in their 70s and a man in his 50s living in Denton. Denton County Public Health did not provide more details about the patients.

As of Sept. 1, the city of Frisco no longer provides a city-level COVID-19 tracking dashboard, but Frisco ISD tracks districtwide COVID-19 cases.

Among the key indicators monitored by health experts is the number of hospitalizations. On Oct. 27, Collin County reported 195 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized. The number of hospitalized patients has generally been increasing in recent weeks in both counties.

















By Francesca D' Annunzio
Francesca D'Annunzio covers K-12 and higher education, development, planning and zoning, and transportation in Frisco and McKinney. She attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, where she reported for the Daily Texan and interned for the Austin Chronicle. When she's not reporting, she enjoys spending time outdoors and experimenting in the kitchen.


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