Roundup: Find April 6-12 coronavirus updates for McKinney here

Here is the latest news in McKinney regarding the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here is the latest news in McKinney regarding the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here is the latest news in McKinney regarding the coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Editor's note: A new blog has been created for the week of April 13. Visit this link for the latest updates. For last week's updates, click here.

Updated at 8:22 p.m. April 12

Collin County health officials reported that two McKinney men, one 90 years old and the other 84 years old, have died after testing positive for COVID-19. Both men had underlying health conditions. One died Friday and the other on Saturday. They are the seventh and eighth deaths in Collin County that are tied to the virus, health officials report.

“We are sad to learn of the death of another member of our Collin County community today,” Collin County Judge Chris Hill said in an April 12 statement.

County health officials are reporting 453 total cases of coronavirus as of April 12. Among McKinney residents, there are 138 positive coronavirus cases.

The county reported that 254 people have recovered, 25 are hospitalized, and 166 are in home isolation as of April 12 with another 657 people under monitoring.

Updated 6:15 p.m. April 9

Collin County health officials announced 28 more confirmed cases of new coronavirus April 9. Eight of those positive cases were McKinney residents.

A total of 406 cases are now confirmed in the county.

The county also announced April 9 that a 53-year-old Dallas man had died after testing positive for coronavirus, the sixth Collin County death related to COVID-19.

The man suffered from underlying health conditions before testing positive for the virus, the release said.

Updated 9:20 a.m. April 9

Collin County health officials have reported 378 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

At least 29 people in the county had tested positive for COVID-19 and were hospitalized, Collin County reported. Health officials had previously told county commissioners that these hospitalization numbers were likely incomplete because of limitations in testing and reporting.

Updated 12:10 p.m. April 8

An 80 year-old McKinney woman died April 8 after testing positive for COVID-19 a week earlier.

This is the county’s fifth death of a person who previously tested positive for the virus; however, the woman’s official cause of death was attributed to a serious underlying medical condition, according to Collin County health officials.

Updated 6:45 p.m. April 7

Collin County health officials announced 37 more confirmed cases of new coronavirus April 7. The county’s total is now 343 cases of COVID-19.

There have been 1,042 negative COVID-19 tests in Collin County, and 435 people are currently under monitoring, the release said.

Updated 6:15 p.m. April 6

Collin County health officials reported 19 new cases of coronavirus on April 6, bringing the county's total to 306 confirmed cases with 117 having recovered.

Also on April 6, Collin County commissioners voted to extend the county’s third executive order for another week.

County Judge Chris Hill rescinded his second executive order that deemed all businesses essential so that the county could follow Gov. Greg Abbott's order on March 31.

Hill’s third order also declared some subsets of employees to be critical and mandatory during the disaster declaration, including health care providers and emergency responders.

Originally posted 4:30 p.m. April 6

A 93-year-old McKinney woman became Collin County's fourth death connected to COVID-19, according to an April 6 announcement by health officials.

The woman’s official cause of death was not COVID-19, the release said, but she had tested positive for the virus.

"It is related to it [COVID-19], but she died of an underlying health condition," Tim Wyatt, spokesperson with Collin County said. "COVID-19 is not listed as the cause of death."

There have been 287 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Collin County as of their April 5 health report, and 102 have recovered, according to the release.

Coronavirus updates from before April 6 can be found at this link.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify language released by Collin County.

Correction: A previous version of this article misnumbered the fourth coronavirus-related death in Collin County.
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano, including education and transportation.


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